Sweden's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 0.0 percent during its November meeting, and pledged to keep it at this level in the coming years as the increased spread of infection and tighter restrictions will lead to a new downturn in the Swedish economy. Policymakers also announced an expansion and extension to the Riksbank’s asset purchases from SEK 500 billion to up to SEK 700 billion up to December 2021, aiming to give further support in an uncertain time, improve the conditions for a recovery and help inflation rise towards the target of 2 percent. source: Sveriges Riksbank

Interest Rate in Sweden averaged 2.91 percent from 1994 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 8.91 percent in July of 1995 and a record low of -0.50 percent in February of 2016. This page provides the latest reported value for - Sweden Interest Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Sweden Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.

Interest Rate in Sweden is expected to be 0.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in Sweden to stand at 0.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sweden Interest Rate is projected to trend around 0.00 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Sweden Interest Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.00 0.00 8.91 -0.50 1994 - 2020 percent Daily


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-28 07:30 AM 0% 0% 0% 0%
2020-07-01 07:30 AM 0% 0% 0% 0%
2020-09-22 07:30 AM 0% 0% 0% 0%
2020-11-26 08:30 AM 0% 0% 0% 0%


News Stream
Riksbank Holds Rates, Extends Asset Purchases
Sweden's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 0.0 percent during its November meeting, and pledged to keep it at this level in the coming years as the increased spread of infection and tighter restrictions will lead to a new downturn in the Swedish economy. Policymakers also announced an expansion and extension to the Riksbank’s asset purchases from SEK 500 billion to up to SEK 700 billion up to December 2021, aiming to give further support in an uncertain time, improve the conditions for a recovery and help inflation rise towards the target of 2 percent.
2020-11-26
Riksbank Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged
Sveriges Riksbank held its benchmark interest rate at 0.0 percent during its September meeting, saying it is expected to remain at this level in the coming years. At the same time, the central bank pledged to continue its asset purchases and to offer liquidity in all the programmes launched in 2020, as the effects of the pandemic on the global economy are expected to be prolonged, and future developments are fraught with risks of setbacks, in both the short and longer term. Policymakers noted that inflation is projected to be low this year due to the severity of the crisis and the fact that demand will not be back at more normal levels any time soon.
2020-09-22
Riksbank Expands Support Package
The Central Bank of Sweden left its key repo rate unchanged at 0% during its July 2020 meeting and said the framework for the asset purchases made since the crisis began is being extended from SEK 300 billion to SEK 500 billion up to the end of June 2021. In September, the Riksbank will also begin purchasing corporate bonds. The Executive Board has further decided to cut interest rates and extend maturities on lending to banks. The Riksbank is prepared to continue to use the tools at its disposal to provide support to the economy and inflation. The repo rate can also be cut, if this is assessed to be an effective measure.
2020-07-01
Sweden Keeps Rates at 0%
The Central Bank of Sweden left its key repo rate unchanged at 0% during its April 2020 meeting and said it will continue purchases of government and mortgage bonds up to the end of September of 2020. On March 16th the Swedbank pledged to buy securities worth SEK 300 billion this year, aiming to facilitate credit supply in the economy to help offset the impact of the coronavirus. Policymakers noted that at this time it was not justified to lower the repo rate as the economic downturn is due to imposed restrictions and people’s concerns about the spread of the COVID-19. However, the bank does not rule out the possibility of interest rate cut at a later date if this is deemed an effective measure to stimulate demand and support the development of inflation in the recovery phase.
2020-04-28

Sweden Interest Rate
In Sweden, benchmark interest rate is set by the Executive Board of the Central Bank of Sweden (The Riksbank). The main interest rate is the repo rate which is the rate of interest at which banks can borrow or deposit funds at the Riksbank for a period of seven days. The Riksbank's target is to hold inflation in terms of the CPIF (the CPI with a fixed interest rate) around 2 percent a year.