Interest Rate in Zambia

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Zambia - Interest Rate

Suffering from the worst drought in close to four decades, economic conditions remain challenging. The dearth of rainfall has restrained agricultural and hydropower output since the start of the year, and pushed up inflation to a near three-year high in July. Fearing that it would further stoke price pressures, the government delayed implementing a new sales tax for the third time this year, until 2020. Moreover, copper production shrank in H1 compared to the same period of last year, and overseas sales of the commodity also contracted in the period. The fall in exports largely reflects reduced copper earnings owing to lower prices. At the same time, the risk of debt distress remains elevated amid dwindling reserves and an increase in imports in the second quarter has further drained foreign exchange reserves.

Zambia - Interest Rate Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Policy Interest Rate (%)9.75  12.50  15.50  15.50  10.25  

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Zambia Interest Rate
Note: Monetary Policy Rate in % (eop).
Source: Bank of Zambia

Zambia Facts

Bond Yield28.380.0 %Jul 31
Exchange Rate12.880.0 %Jul 31
Stock Market0.30.0 %Jul 31

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