Burundi's consumer price inflation picked up to 4.9 percent in December 2019 from 3.6 percent in the prior month. It was the highest inflation rate since January 2018. Main upward pressure came from prices food & non-alcoholic beverages (8.8 percent vs 6.4 percent in November); recreation & culture (10.3 percent vs 10.2 percent); clothing & footwear (3.5 percent vs 1.6 percent) and restaurants & hotels (0.3 percent vs -0.3 percent). On the other hand, cost slowed for housing & utilities (1.2 percent vs 2.4 percent) while it fell primarily for transport (-1.9 percent vs -1.8 percent).
Inflation Rate in Burundi averaged 10.82 percent from 1974 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 44.93 percent in May of 1997 and a record low of -8.40 percent in October of 2018. This page provides - Burundi Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Inflation Rate in Burundi is expected to be 4.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Burundi to stand at 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Burundi Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.