RBA Interest Rate Announcement 3rd October 2023

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate target unchanged at 4.10 per cent and the interest rate paid on Exchange Settlement balances unchanged at 4.00 per cent.

  • Interest rates have been increased by 4 percentage points since May last year. The higher interest rates are working to establish a more sustainable balance between supply and demand in the economy and will continue to do so.
  • Growth in the Australian economy was a little stronger than expected over the first half of the year. But the economy is still experiencing a period of below-trend growth and this is expected to continue for a while.
  • There are significant uncertainties around the outlook. Services price inflation has been surprisingly persistent overseas and the same could occur in Australia.

To view the full statement of Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank, please click here.

Published : 03 Oct 2023