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SAMA Repo Rate, interest rate central bank Saudi Arabia

Charts - historic SAMA interest rates

Graph Saudi Ariabian interest rate - interest rates last year

Graph Saudi Ariabian interest rate - long-term graph

The current Saudi Ariabian interest rate (base rate) is 5.500 %

Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency

The central bank of Saudi Arabia is the the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, also known as SAMA. The most important activities of the SAMA are:
  • issuing the national currency, the Saudi Riyal;
  • supervising the commercial banks;
  • to act as a bank for the government;
  • managing the Saudi Arab foreign exchange reserves;
  • executing monetary policy aimed at price and exchange rate stability;
  • promoting growth and stability of the financial system.
The most important tools which are used by the central bank of Saudi Arabia are the exchange rate and monetary policies. Regarding the exchange rate policies the link to the American dollar is a consequence of the fact that the Saudi Arabian prosperity is depending on the American prosperity to a large extent. With regards to the monetary policy, the repo rate is used to influence the short term interest level and the inflation level.

SAMA Repo Rate

When reference is made to the Saudi Arabian interest rate this often refers to the SAMA Repo Rate. SAMA uses the repo rate and the reverse repo rate to influence the daily liquidity in the financial system and the overnight interest rate (interest rate with a maturity of 1 day). When the repo rate is changed the interbank interest rate often follows quickly. This has consequences for the interest rate on bank products like savings accounts, mortgages and loans.

This page shows the current and historic values of SAMA's repo rate.

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Tables - current and historic interest rates of the central bank of Saudi Arabia

SAMA latest interest rate changes

 change date percentage
 march 22 2023 5.500 %
 february 01 2023 5.250 %
 december 15 2022 5.000 %
 november 03 2022 4.500 %
 september 22 2022 3.750 %
 july 27 2022 3.000 %
 june 15 2022 2.250 %
 may 05 2022 1.750 %
 march 16 2022 1.250 %
 march 16 2020 1.000 %

Summary of other central banks’ interest rates

 central bank interest rate region percentage date
 FED interest rate United States 5.250 % 05-03-2023
 RBA interest rate Australia 4.100 % 06-06-2023
 BACEN interest rate Brazil 13.750 % 08-04-2022
 BoE interest rate Great Britain 4.500 % 05-11-2023
 BOC interest rate Canada 4.750 % 06-07-2023
 PBC interest rate China 3.650 % 08-22-2022
 ECB interest rate Europe 3.750 % 05-04-2023
 BoJ interest rate Japan -0.100 % 02-01-2016
 CBR interest rate Russia 7.500 % 09-16-2022
 SARB interest rate South Africa 8.250 % 05-25-2023

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American interest rate (Fed)5.25 %05-03-2023
Australian interest rate (RBA)4.10 %06-06-2023
British interest rate (BoE)4.50 %05-11-2023
Canadian interest rate (BOC)4.75 %06-07-2023
European interest rate (ECB)3.75 %05-04-2023
Japanese interest rate (BoJ)-0.10 %02-01-2016
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