Proportion of central banks observing blackout period rises

AE respondents remain much more likely to employ the practice

The proportion of central banks using blackout periods around rate-setting decisions is slightly higher in the Monetary Policy Benchmarks 2023 than in previous years.

Fifty-eight per cent (19 of 33) respondents to this question say they use the approach in their jurisdictions. The trend is, however, more prevalent among advanced economy (AE) respondents, at 86%. Blackout periods are used in 37% of emerging market economy jurisdictions.

In the 2022 benchmark, 45% of respondents reported the use

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