Monetary Policy Report and Update

Picture of the Monetary Policy Report

The Riksbank’s Monetary Policy Report (formerly the Inflation Report) is published three times a year. The report describes the deliberations made by the Riksbank when deciding what would be an appropriate monetary policy to conduct. The report contains a description of the future prospects for inflation and economic activity based on the interest rate path that the Riksbank currently considers will provide a well-balanced monetary policy. Each report also contains a description of the new information received since the previous report and an assessment of how the Riksbank views the current economic situation.

The purpose of a monetary policy report is to produce background material for monetary policy decisions, and to spread knowledge about the Riksbank’s assessments.


On the three other occasions a press release and a monetary policy update are published; the latter containing a limited number of forecasts for central macroeconomic variables.

You can order printed versions of reports for this year and last year. Reports from earlier years can be downloaded as PDF files here on the Riksbank's website.