Monetary policy press conferences held four times a year on average

Minority of central banks say they organise zero press conferences

Most central banks conduct media briefings on the outcome of monetary policy committee (MPC) meetings. The frequency of such press conferences varies, however, the Monetary Policy Benchmarks 2023 find.

Responses from 29 institutions show an average of 4.2 press conferences are held annually to brief journalists on the outcome of MPC meetings. A maximum of eight briefings are staged, while the minimum is zero.

Three respondents say they hold zero press conference on their MPC meetings outcomes

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