The annual inflation rate in Botswana declined to 2.5% in April 2019 from 3.3% in the prior month. It is the lowest inflation rate since at least January 1997, amid slowing prices of transport (7.6% vs 9.9% in March); housing & utilities (1.7% vs 3.2%) and miscellaneous goods & services (4.9% vs 5.7%). In contrast, cost rose faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.4% vs 0.1%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.6%, after increasing 0.1% in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Botswana averaged 7.04 percent from 1997 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 15.06 percent in November of 2008 and a record low of 2.50 percent in April of 2019.

Inflation Rate in Botswana is expected to be 3.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Botswana to stand at 3.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Botswana Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.80 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-05 09:25 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.5% 3.5% 3.6%
2019-03-15 11:10 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.3% 3.5% 3.5%
2019-04-15 12:55 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.3% 3.3% 3.3%
2019-05-15 02:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.5% 3.3% 3.2%
2019-06-14 08:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.5% 2.7%
2019-07-12 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.0%
2019-08-15 02:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY


Botswana Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.50 3.30 15.06 2.50 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.60 100.50 100.60 22.15 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.00 100.80 101.00 89.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.60 1.60 7.70 1.50 percent [+]
Food Inflation 0.10 -0.20 25.17 -1.30 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.60 0.10 3.23 -0.64 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 100.30 100.30 100.30 29.56 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 100.70 100.50 109.51 31.74 Index Points [+]


Botswana Inflation Rate

In Botswana the most important category in the Consumer Price Index is transports (20.65 percent of total weight). Food and non-alcoholic beverages accounts for 16.51 percent; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels for 14.9 percent and miscellaneous goods and services for 10.55 percent. Consumer Price Index in Botswana also includes alcoholic beverages and tobacco (7.83 percent); clothing and footwear (6.27 percent). Furnishings, household equipment and maintenance; education ; restaurants and hotels; communication and health account for the remaining 23.9 percent of total weight. This page provides the latest reported value for - Botswana Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Botswana Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.50 3.30 15.06 2.50 1997 - 2019 percent Monthly
2018=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 55.80 Apr/19
Australia 1.30 Mar/19
Brazil 4.94 Apr/19
Canada 2.00 Apr/19
China 2.50 Apr/19
Euro Area 1.70 Apr/19
France 1.30 Apr/19
Germany 2.00 Apr/19
India 2.92 Apr/19
Indonesia 2.83 Apr/19
Italy 1.10 Apr/19
Japan 0.50 Mar/19
Mexico 4.41 Apr/19
Netherlands 2.90 Apr/19
Russia 5.20 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia -2.10 Mar/19
Singapore 0.60 Mar/19
South Africa 4.50 Mar/19
South Korea 0.60 Apr/19
Spain 1.50 Apr/19
Switzerland 0.70 Apr/19
Turkey 19.50 Apr/19
United Kingdom 1.90 Mar/19
United States 2.00 Apr/19


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