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Monetary Policy

The Inflation Target

The Development Budget and Coordination Committee (DBCC), an inter-agency economic planning body together with the BSP sets the annual inflation targets. The government's inflation target is defined in terms of the average year-on-year change in the consumer price index (CPI) over the calendar year. The BSP makes the announcement of the inflation target two years in advance. In line with the inflation targeting approach to the conduct of monetary policy, the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC), during its meeting on 11 December 2019, decided to keep the current inflation target at 3.0 percent 1.0 percentage point for 2020 2022.

Inflation targeting is an approach to monetary policy that involves the use of a publicly announced inflation target set by the Government, which the BSP commits to achieve over a two-year horizon. Promoting price stability is the BSP's main priority, and the target serves as a guide for the public's expectations about future inflation, allowing them to plan ahead with greater certainty.