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Statistics of Interest Rates

Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness

Coverage characteristics

The following data are distributed:

  1. Annual yield for the state securities: short-term, medium-term and long-term and indexed treasury bills
  2. National Bank’s interest rates: base interest rate, refinance rate, overnight rate and convey REPO operations rate
  3. Short-term rates of the interbank market (credit and deposit interest rates)
  4. Weighted-average interest rates on extended loans by commercial banks (for the month) in Tenge and US Dollars (itemized by terms, maturity and types of depositors individuals and legal entities,  branches and objects, mortgage loans, small business and consumer credits); and the weighted-average interest rates on commercial banks deposits (for the month), itemized by currencies (Tenge and US Dollar), types of deposits (demand and time deposits), types of depositors (individuals and legal entities) and terms.

    Quotation levels of the monetary instruments:

    1)     Base interest rate

    2)     Refinancing rate

    3)     Overnight rate

    4)     Convey REPO operations interest rates 


The Base interest rate is set up by National Bank according with common condition of the monetary market, supply and demand under loans, inflation rate and inflationary expectations;

Daily rates: overnight and Convey REPO operations; government securities;

Monthly: the rates on loans, extended to clients and on deposits, attracted  by commercial banks from clients; short-term interbank rates.


For daily rates - not applicable;

For monthly rates on loans and deposits: – on the 30th day.

Access by the Public

Advance dissemination of release calendar

Daily data are issued every day.

Simultaneous release to all interested parties

The data are disseminated is available at the NBK's web-site in Internet for all interested parties and published in  the “Statistical Bulletin”.


Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including confidentiality of individual respondents

The compilation and dissemination of the monetary statistics are governed by the terms and conditions of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the National Bank”, Articles 7, 8 and the Law “On Banks and Banking Activity”, Article 54, which provides the following: “the banks must provide the National Bank with any requested information about their funds, including those outside the Republic of Kazakhstan, the amount of deposits attracted and loans granted, banking operations and other information including the data, relating to banking secrecy".

Under the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the National Bank”, Article 8, the compilation and dissemination of statistical information for financial market review, monetary and banking statistics is one of the key functions of NBK.

Confidentiality of information about respondents is established by Article 54 of the Law "On Banks and Banking activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan": "Employees of the authorized body shall be liable in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan for disclosure or transfer to third parties  information obtained under the implementation of the rights established by paragraphs 2 and 3 of this article”.

Further, article 501 of the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On administrative offences" provides for penalties for "unlawful disclosure of primary statistical data, statistical information and (or) databases allowing to identify the respondent by an official of the state statistics bodies, except in cases provided for by article 8 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On State statistics”, if these actions do not contain signs of a criminal act".

Identification of internal government access to data before release

Users outside the NBK do not have access to the data before their official publication.

Provision of information about revision and advance notice about major changes in methodology

The published data are final and slight adjustments are possible. Any changes in the methodology are provided in advance before they are made.


Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

The interest rates statistics methodology is briefly described in the short comments of the monthly Statistical bulletin of the National Bank.

Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources, that support statistical cross-checks and provide assurance of reasonableness

The information on refinancing rate, interbank market rates, Government securities yield, Convey Repo rates, NBK deposits rates, NBK loans rates (including overnight)

are posted at the web-site of the National Bank (http://www.nationalbank.kz/eng/CurrentFinInfo/).

The Statistical Bulletin contains the following:

1)      the data on official rates, including the refinance rate, overnight, convey REPO and discount rates for the last 5 years,

2)      interbank credit and deposit rates for different terms for the last 5-6 years,

3)      credit and deposits rates of the commercial banks clients for the last 4-6 years,

4)      state securities yield for different maturities for the last 5 years.

The annual report includes diagrams of deposit rates for customers.

Dissemination format page

Monthly: Statistical Bulletin of NBK in Kazakh, Russian and English.

Electronic: www.nationalbank.kz

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