Monetary Policy

Narodowy Bank Polski implements the monetary policy guidelines determined by the Monetary Policy Council. The basic goal of monetary policy is to maintain price stability.

Since 1998, NBP has been pursuing direct inflation targeting. Since the beginning of 2004, the continuous inflation target has been standing at 2.5% with a permissible fluctuation band of +/- 1 percentage point. This means that every month, annual CPI should be as close as possible to 2.5%.

Narodowy Bank Polski influences the level of inflation mainly by determining the official interest rates, which define yields on monetary policy instruments. In order to influence short-term interest rates on the money market, NBP uses modern monetary policy instruments, including:

  • open market operations,
  • credit-deposit operations,
  • a reserve requirement.

By using the above mentioned instruments NBP strives to maintain such a level of interest rates in the economy, which would maximise the probability of achieving the inflation target.

More on monetary policy instruments »

NBP interest rates

Reference rate 1.50
Lombard rate 2.50
Deposit rate 0.50
Rediscount rate 1.75

Exchange rates

Table of 2016-10-24
1 EUR4.3225
1 USD3.9690
1 CHF3.9933
1 GBP4.8570
100 JPY3.8191

Economic outlook

Monthly data

Quarterly data

Financial markets



Narodowy Bank Polski
Świętokrzyska 11/21
00-919 Warszawa

+48 22 185 10 00
+48 22 185 85 18
NIP: 525-000-81-98
REGON: 000002223
This site uses cookies to ensure its more efficient operation.
To find out more about the cookie technology, please click here: NBP Privacy Policy »
In order to browse through the content, it is necessary to accept cookies from this site Accept