Policy Interest Rate in Bahrain
Consumer prices declined 0.1% year on year in March (February: +1.1%), largely due to a statistical effect: In January 2022, the VAT was doubled to 10%, fueling inflation. Meanwhile, on 3 May, the Central Bank hiked the one-week deposit rate by 25 basis points—mirroring the Fed—to 6.00%. In 2023, inflation will be lower than last year, thanks to a fading base effect and higher interest rates.
Bahrain Policy Interest Rate Chart
Bahrain Policy Interest Rate Data
|1-Week Deposit Rate (%, eop)||1.75||2.75||2.25||1.00||1.00|