Monetary Policy Committee

Decisions on the application of the Central Bank's monetary policy instruments are taken by the Monetary Policy Committee. These monetary policy instruments are its interest rate decisions, transactions with credit institutions other than loans of last resort, decisions on reserve requirements, and foreign exchange market transactions aimed at affecting the exchange rate of the króna. The members of the MPC are, from 1 January 2020: Ásgeir Jónsson, Chairman, Rannveig Sigurdardóttir, Gunnar Jakobsson (will join the Bank on 1 March 2020), Katrín Ólafsdóttir and Gylfi Zoëga.


Interest rate decisions, MPC statements, and minutes of MPC meetings

The Act on the Central Bank of Iceland requires that the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee meet at least six times a year and that it make public the minutes of its meetings and explain its decisions and the rationale behind them. Each monetary policy decision is published in a statement released by the MPC before the market opens on the day the decision is announced.  The MPC publishes the minutes of its meetings two weeks after each interest rate decision is announced. The minutes contain the Committee’s assessment of economic and monetary developments and prospects and the members’ reasons for their votes. Further information can be found in the Monetary Policy Committee Rules of Procedure which are approved by the Central Bank of Iceland Supervisory Board.


Interest rate announcements and publication date for the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee.

Date of interest rate decisionMPC statementsWeeks since previous interest rate decision announcementMinutes of the MPC
10. DecemberInterest rate decision623. December
05. NovemberInterest rate decision619. November
24. SeptemberInterest rate decision608. October
13. AugustInterest rate decision627. August
02. JulyInterest rate decision416. July
04. JuneInterest rate decision418. June
07. MayInterest rate decision421. May
08. AprilInterest rate decision322. April
19. MarchInterest rate decision702. April
29. JanuaryInterest rate decision11