• Annual
    Integrated Report
    2021/22

    The Central Bank of Eswatini (the CBE or the Bank) is pleased to present its Annual Integrated Report (Report) for the year ended 31 March 2022. The Report forms part of the CBE’s public accountability, transparency and responsibility to a broad range of stakeholders.


Governor's Statement

Dr. Phil Mnisi

It gives me great pleasure to present to the Minister for Finance, Eswatini citizens and other stakeholders the fifth Central Bank of Eswatini (CBE) Annual Integrated Report for the financial year ended 31 March 2022. The Report provides a comprehensive overview of the work of the CBE as well as a summarised version of the financial statements.

Highlights


7.9 Percent

As measured by real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to have grown by 7.9 per cent in 2021 from a 1.6 per cent contraction in 2020.

3.7 Percent

Annual headline inflation averaged 3.7 per cent in 2021, slightly lower than the 3.9 per cent recorded in 2020.

2.6 Months

Reserves' import cover at 2.6 from 4 Months recordedat the end of March 2022.

1.3 billion

Eswatini recorded an overall balance of payments deficit of E1.294 billion 2021, lower than the E1.712 billion deficit recorded in the previous year.

Monetary Policy

The Bank has the goal of attaining price stability as well as stable and sound financial systems that will ensure sustainable economic growth. Eswatini's monetary policy objective, as stated in Section 4 (a) of the CBS Order of 1974 (as amended), is to promote price and financial stability. Monetary policy formulation is, to a large extent, influenced by the country's membership to the Common Monetary Area (CMA). To influence monetary conditions in the country and achieve its mandate, the Bank uses four different tools – namely, discount rate (which happens to be the major one), reserve requirement, liquidity requirement and open market operations.

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Monetary Policy
Decisions

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MPCC Terms of
Reference

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Inflation
Outlook

Our Business Model

The Bank uses monetary and macro-prudential policies to drive the achievement of both price and financial stability within Eswatini. Our Mission captures the mandate of the Bank. Through our Vision, we have defined a desired future state that enables us to continue to deliver on the mandate. The Bank’s strategy seeks to drive operational efficiency and strategic effectiveness. This means striking a balance between running the business and changing it. Operations run the organisation whilst strategy transforms it. We run our operations through business processes / systems and we execute our strategy through programmes.

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Financial Statements

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Statement of
Financial Position

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Statement of
Comprehence Income

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Statement of
Cash Flows