Kuwait Policy Rate

1999 - 2021 | Monthly | % pa | Central Bank of Kuwait

Kuwait cash rate (Policy Rate: Month End: Discount Rate) was set at 1.50 % pa in Jan 2021, compared with 1.50 % pa in the previous Dec 2020. Kuwait Policy Rate averaged 3.00 % pa and is updated monthly, available from Jul 1999 to Jan 2021. The data reached an all-time high of 7.25 % pa in Dec 2000 and a record low of 1.50 % pa in Jan 2021.

In the latest reports, Kuwait Short Term Interest Rate: Month End: KIBOR: 3 Months was reported at 1.50 % pa in Oct 2020. Kuwait Exchange Rate against USD averaged 0.30 (KWD/USD) in Jan 2021.

View Kuwait's Policy Rate from Jul 1999 to Jan 2021 in the chart:

Kuwait Policy Rate

What was Kuwait's Policy Rate in Jan 2021?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
1.50 Jan 2021 1.50 Dec 2020 1.50 Jan 2021 7.25 Dec 2000 % pa monthly Jul 1999 - Jan 2021

Policy Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (% pa) 0.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2021
Algeria (% pa) 3.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1963 - Jan 2021
Argentina (%) 33.86 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1985 - Jan 2021
Armenia (% pa) 5.25 Jan 2021 monthly May 2001 - Jan 2021
Australia (% pa) 0.10 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1990 - Jan 2021
Austria (% pa) 0.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
Azerbaijan (% pa) 6.25 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Jan 2021
Bahrain (% pa) 1.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Mar 2021
Bangladesh (% pa) 4.75 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 2009 - Jan 2021
Belarus (% pa) 7.75 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 1991 - Jan 2021
Belgium (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Botswana (% pa) 3.75 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1976 - Jan 2021
Brazil (% pa) 2.00 Jan 2021 monthly Mar 1999 - Jan 2021
Bulgaria (% pa) 0.00 Feb 2021 monthly Feb 1991 - Feb 2021
Canada (% pa) 0.25 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1992 - Jan 2021
Chile (% pa) 0.50 Jan 2021 monthly May 1995 - Jan 2021
China (% pa) 2.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2021
Colombia (% pa) 1.75 Jan 2021 monthly Apr 1995 - Jan 2021
Croatia (% pa) 3.00 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Czech Republic (% pa) 0.05 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Denmark (% pa) 0.00 Feb 2021 monthly Aug 1914 - Feb 2021
Ecuador (% pa) 8.12 Mar 2021 monthly Jul 1995 - Mar 2021
Egypt (% pa) 8.75 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Jan 2021
Estonia (% pa) 0.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
European Union (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Finland (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
France (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Georgia (% pa) 8.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Jan 2021
Germany (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Ghana (% pa) 14.50 Jan 2021 monthly Nov 2002 - Jan 2021
Greece (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (% pa) 0.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1992 - Jan 2021
Hungary (% pa) 0.60 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 1990 - Jan 2021
Iceland (% pa) 1.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jan 2021
India (% pa) 4.00 Jan 2021 monthly Apr 2001 - Jan 2021
Indonesia (% pa) 3.75 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 2015 - Jan 2021
Ireland (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Israel (% pa) 0.25 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1998 - Mar 2021
Italy (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Ivory Coast (% pa) 2.50 Mar 2017 monthly Jan 1964 - Mar 2017
Japan (% pa) -0.10 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 2008 - Mar 2021
Jordan (% pa) 3.50 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1965 - Jan 2021
Kazakhstan (% pa) 9.00 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1992 - Jan 2021
Kenya (% pa) 7.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jul 2003 - Mar 2021
South Korea (% pa) 0.50 Jan 2021 monthly May 1999 - Jan 2021
Kosovo (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Kuwait (% pa) 1.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 1999 - Jan 2021
Kyrgyzstan (% pa) 5.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Laos (% pa) 3.00 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1992 - Jan 2021
Latvia (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Lebanon (% pa) 10.00 Dec 2020 monthly Apr 1964 - Dec 2020
Lithuania (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Luxembourg (% pa) 0.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
Macau SAR, China (% pa) 0.50 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1999 - Jan 2021
North Macedonia (% pa) 1.50 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2021
Malawi (% pa) 12.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Jan 2021
Malaysia (% pa) 1.75 Jan 2021 monthly Apr 2004 - Jan 2021
Malta (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Mauritius (% pa) 1.85 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1999 - Jan 2021
Mexico (% pa) 4.25 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Jan 2021
Moldova (% pa) 5.50 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 2001 - Jan 2021
Mongolia (% pa) 6.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2007 - Jan 2021
Montenegro (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Morocco (% pa) 1.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1995 - Jan 2021
Myanmar (% pa) 9.50 2020 yearly 1986 - 2020
Nepal (% pa) 5.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2003 - Jan 2021
Netherlands (% pa) 0.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
New Zealand (% pa) 0.25 Jan 2021 monthly Apr 1999 - Jan 2021
Nigeria (% pa) 11.50 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 2006 - Jan 2021
Norway (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Jan 2021
Oman (% pa) 0.50 Jan 2021 monthly May 2007 - Jan 2021
Pakistan (% pa) 8.00 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1992 - Jan 2021
Paraguay (% pa) 0.75 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2010 - Jan 2021
Peru (% pa) 0.25 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 2003 - Jan 2021
Philippines (% pa) 2.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 2016 - Jan 2021
Poland (% pa) 0.10 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2021
Portugal (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Qatar (% pa) 2.50 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Romania (% pa) 1.25 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2021
Russia (% pa) 4.25 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 2013 - Jan 2021
Saudi Arabia (% pa) 1.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Serbia (% pa) 1.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2021
Singapore (% pa) 0.24 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2005 - Jan 2021
Slovakia (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Slovenia (% pa) 0.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
South Africa (% pa) 3.50 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 1999 - Mar 2021
Spain (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Sri Lanka (% pa) 4.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Jan 2021
Sweden (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1987 - Jan 2021
Switzerland (% pa) -0.72 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Jan 2021
Syria (% pa) 5.00 Feb 2015 monthly Jan 1962 - Feb 2015
Taiwan (% pa) 1.13 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 1961 - Jan 2021
Tajikistan (% pa) 11.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jul 1997 - Mar 2021
Thailand (% pa) 0.50 Mar 2021 monthly May 2000 - Mar 2021
Tunisia (% pa) 6.25 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2021
Turkey (% pa) 17.00 Jan 2021 monthly May 2010 - Jan 2021
Ukraine (% pa) 6.00 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1992 - Jan 2021
United Arab Emirates (% pa) 1.25 Jan 2021 monthly Nov 2007 - Jan 2021
United Kingdom (% pa) 0.10 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1972 - Jan 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -9.8 2019 yearly 1988 - 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -10,753.192 2017 yearly 1988 - 2017
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 128.142 Dec 2015 monthly Sep 2003 - Dec 2015
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 1.4 2017 yearly 1986 - 2017
National Government Debt (USD mn) 3,478.5 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Feb 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 3.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (KWD bn) 24.119 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (KWD bn) 37.408 2026 yearly 1991 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (KWD bn) 22.312 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Government Fiscal Balance: ytd (KWD mn) -5,954.525 Feb 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2021
Government Expenditure: ytd (KWD mn) 14,817.487 Feb 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2021
Government Expenditure: ytd: Current (KWD mn) 13,761.529 Feb 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2021
Government Expenditure: ytd: Purchases of Non Financial Assets (KWD mn) 1,055.958 Feb 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2021
Government Revenue: ytd (KWD mn) 8,862.962 Feb 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2021
Government Revenue: ytd: Non Oil (KWD mn) 1,213.483 Feb 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2021
Government Revenue: ytd: Non Oil: Tax and Fees (KWD mn) 415.966 Feb 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2021
Government Expenditure (KWD mn) 18,245.900 2016 yearly 1989 - 2016
Government Revenue: Tax (KWD mn) 486.000 2016 yearly 1987 - 2016
Government Revenue (KWD mn) 13,633.900 2016 yearly 1987 - 2016
Government Expenditure: Capital (KWD mn) 226.000 2016 yearly 1989 - 2016
Government Expenditure: Current (KWD mn) 12,125.900 2016 yearly 1989 - 2016
Government Surplus/Deficit (KWD mn) -3,919.943 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Public Debt (KWD mn) 1,050.000 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Feb 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 1.236 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 1,291.5 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 3,288.6 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Oct 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) -31.0 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2020
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 12,357.584 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 43,537.254 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,874.075 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 2,135.6 Aug 2020 monthly Jan 1992 - Aug 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) -16.3 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Oct 2020
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 951,801.648 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 308,705.513 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 0.143 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1973 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 242.817 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2017 - Dec 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 50.396 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2017 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 416.561 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2017 - Oct 2020
Trade Balance: Quarterly (KWD mn) 2,789.603 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 1973 - Dec 2018
Exports: SITC: Food and Live Animals (KWD mn) 39.900 Sep 2018 quarterly Sep 2014 - Sep 2018
Exports: SITC: Other Manufactured Articles (KWD mn) 36.800 Sep 2018 quarterly Sep 2014 - Sep 2018
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) -499.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 351.1 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 31.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 68.4 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) -1.4 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -235.169 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 39.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 64.513 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 55,508.4 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Jun 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 50.8 2019 yearly 2014 - 2019
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 93,856.844 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 5.366 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Debt Instruments (KWD mn) 0.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (KWD mn) 493.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives: Liabilities (KWD mn) 40.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Assets (KWD mn) -1,260.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: FA: OT: Liabilities (KWD mn) 1,389.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (KWD mn) 10.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives: Assets (KWD mn) -36.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: CA: Debit (KWD mn) 0.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: FA: OT: Assets (KWD mn) -2,795.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: FA: Other Investments (OT) (KWD mn) -1,407.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: FA: Reserve Assets: Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) (KWD mn) 448.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (KWD mn) 0.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Credit (KWD mn) 0.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (KWD mn) 5.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
Foreign Direct Investment (KWD mn) 3,105.100 2017 yearly 2010 - 2017
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.8 Sep 2019 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2019
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 1.9 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 42,346.530 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 129,038.595 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
M2 Growth (%) 4.1 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 45,495.3 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1964 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 28.180 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 20.9 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1973 - Jun 2020
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 104.673 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1961 - Dec 2020
Total Deposits (USD mn) 146,600.629 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 2.5 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 113,316.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 1.9 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 1,496.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 131,184.831 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 4.07 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 94.56 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2020

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