SBP says inflation forecast reflects Bank’s projections

By: News Desk      Published: 02:59 PM, 22 Nov, 2021
SBP says inflation forecast reflects Bank’s projections
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The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday said that in some sections of the media, SBP’s average inflation forecast of 7-9% in FY22 is being interpreted as the “inflation target” and being compared to the inflation targets of other countries, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

“This is incorrect,” the SBP statement reads.

The State Bank in a statement said: “SBP’s inflation forecast represents our projections for the current fiscal year. On the other hand, Pakistan’s inflation target is set by the government and is 5–7 %. This target is to be achieved over the medium term.”

“Monetary policy is anchored on achieving the government’s inflation target over the medium term, i.e. over the next 18-24 months,” the statement added.