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Central Bank of the Republic of China


Interest rates

The Republic of China
Interest rates

Contact person Financial Statistics Section
Economic Research Department, Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Phone: 886-2-23571741
Fax: 886-2-23571760


Dissemination formats Hardcopy
    ( x ) News release
( ) Weekly ( x ) monthly ( ) quarterly bulletin
( ) Other
    ( x ) On-line country bulletin board or database
( ) Diskette ( ) CD ROM ( ) Other




The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness
Coverage characteristics

5.1.1 Statistical presentation

Data are disseminated on the following rates (as the percentage per annum):

(1) The central bank's discount rate (the policy variable rate).

(2) Deposit rate: Average of 1-year deposit rates of the five leading domestic banks.

(3) Loan rate: Average of base lending rates of the five leading domestic banks.

(4) Short-term money market rate: Weighted average of overnight interbank interest rates.

(5) Long-term government bond yield: Weighted average yield on 10-year government bonds, which have the highest transaction volume in the secondary market.


4.1.1 Periodicity

On the day the change is made for the central bank's discount rate. Daily data (released by weighted average or at the end of month), for all the other rates and yields.

4.1.2 Timeliness

The same day for data on change in the central bank's discount rate. The next business day, for all the other rates and yields.
Access by the Public
Advance dissemination of release calendar

5.1.3 Advance release calendar

An advance release calendar is disseminated on the CBC website. A one-week ahead notice of the confirmed/revised calendar is available in a press release issued in the morning of the first day of the release week. When the central bank’s discount rate is changed, the data are simultaneously disseminated in a press release to the public.
Simultaneous release to all interested parties

5.1.4 Simultaneous release

Data are released at the CBC's press conference and are simultaneously available on the CBC website.
Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including those relating to the confidentiality of individually identifiable information

0.1.1 Responsibility for collecting, processing, and disseminating statistics

  • Article 21 of the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Act provides that the CBC shall determine the discount rate and other accommodation rates, and make them public.
  • The CBC is responsible for compiling financial statistics according to Article 39 of the same Act.
Identification of internal government access to data prior to release

1.2.2 Internal governmental access to statistics prior to release

There is no internal government access to the data before release to the public.
Identification of ministerial commentary on the occasion of statistical releases

1.2.3 Attribution of statistical products

No commentary is attached to the release of the data.
Provision of information about revision and advance notice of major changes in methodology

4.3.1 Revision schedule

For the data published on the CBC website and in the Financial Statistics Monthly, revisions are indicated in the data with "r." There is no advance notice of major changes in methodology.
Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

5.2.1 Dissemination of documentation on concepts, scope, classifications, basis of recording, data sources, and statistical techniques

Explanatory notes are provided on the CBC website, and also in the January and July issues of the Financial Statistics Monthly.

(See also Summary of Methodology)

Dissemination of component detail, reconciliations with related data, and statistical frameworks that support statistical cross-checks and provide assurance of reasonableness

4.2.1 Internal consistency

The Financial Statistics Monthly provides time series data for various interest rates by type, maturity and instrument respectively.
Notes: Summary page on observance


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