Turkish Central Bank keeps inflation forecasts constant
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
The inflation rate will fluctuate between 7.3% and 11.5% through end of this year, the bank's governor told a virtual meeting held to release the bank’s first quarterly inflation report in 2021.
Underlining that inflation is projected to stabilize around 5% by 2023, Naci Ağbal said tight monetary stance will be resolutely maintained until the target is reached.
"The Monetary Policy Committee will continue to use all instruments to reach the 5% target," Ağbal said.
The bank increased its food inflation forecast to 11.5% for 2021, up 1 percentage points from the previous report, Agbal said.
The bank also increased its oil price forecast for 2021 to $54.4 per barrel from $43.8. The forecast for 2022 is $52.2.