East Timor's annual inflation edged higher to 0.4 percent in May 2020, the most since last October, from 0.3 percent in the previous month. Food & non-alcoholic beverages inflation accelerated to an eight-month high of 0.8 percent in May from 0.6 percent in April. In addition, prices fell less for housing (-1.1% vs -1.4% in April); alcohol & tobacco (-0.7% vs -0.8%). Meanwhile, prices continued to rise for both furniture & household equipment (0.3% vs 1.1%) and clothing & footwear (1.5% vs 1.6%). On the other hand, transport prices continued to drop (-1.4 percent vs -0.6%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent in May, following a 0.1 percent gain in April.

Inflation Rate in East Timor averaged 4.69 percent from 2004 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 18 percent in February of 2007 and a record low of -2.50 percent in August of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - East Timor Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. East Timor Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020.

Inflation Rate in East Timor is expected to be 0.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in East Timor to stand at 2.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the East Timor Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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East Timor Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.30 18.00 -2.50 2004 - 2020 percent Monthly
2012=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-24 03:35 AM Inflation Rate YoY Feb 0.0% 0.2% 0.3%
2020-04-22 05:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY Mar 0.2% 0.0% -0.3%
2020-06-04 03:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY Apr 0.3% 0.2% -0.1%
2020-06-23 03:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY May 0.4% 0.3% 0.2%
2020-07-24 02:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jun 0.4% 0.5%
2020-08-26 02:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jul
2020-09-23 02:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Aug
2020-10-28 02:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Sep 1.0%


News Stream
East Timor Inflation Rate Rises to 7-Month High
East Timor's annual inflation edged higher to 0.4 percent in May 2020, the most since last October, from 0.3 percent in the previous month. Food & non-alcoholic beverages inflation accelerated to an eight-month high of 0.8 percent in May from 0.6 percent in April. In addition, prices fell less for housing (-1.1% vs -1.4% in April); alcohol & tobacco (-0.7% vs -0.8%). Meanwhile, prices continued to rise for both furniture & household equipment (0.3% vs 1.1%) and clothing & footwear (1.5% vs 1.6%). On the other hand, transport prices continued to drop (-1.4 percent vs -0.6%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent in May, following a 0.1 percent gain in April.
2020-06-23
East Timor Inflation Rate at 4-Month High of 0.3%
East Timor's annual inflation edged higher to 0.3 percent in April 2020, the most since last December, from 0.2 percent in the previous month. Inflation accelerated for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.6% vs 0.3% in March); furniture & household equipment (1.1% vs 0.2%), and clothing & footwear (1.6% vs 1.5%). Meantime, prices fell for transport (-0.6% after a flat reading in the prior month); housing (-1.4% vs -1.4%); alcohol & tobacco (-0.8% vs -0.5%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.1 percent in April, following a 0.3 percent gain in March.
2020-06-04
East Timor Consumer Prices Rise 0.2% in March
East Timor's consumer prices increased 0.2 percent year-on-year in March 2020, after a flat reading in the previous month. Prices rebounded for both food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.3% vs -0.1% in February) and furniture & household equipment (0.2% vs -1%).Meantime, inflation eased for clothing & footwear (1.5% vs 1.9%) while transport prices were unchanged (vs 0.5%). On the other hand, prices continued to fall for: housing (-1.4% vs -0.4%); alcohol & tobacco (-0.5% vs -0.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent in March, after decreasing 0.1 percent in February.
2020-04-22
East Timor Inflation Rate Flat in February
East Timor's consumer prices were unchanged from a year earlier in February 2020, after a 0.2 percent rise in the previous month. Food & non-alcoholic beverages prices inched lower 0.1 percent ( vs 0.1% in January), the first decline since November 2016. Also, prices continued to fall for: housing (-0.4% vs -0.2%); alcohol & tobacco (-0.2%, the same pace as in January), and furniture & household equipment (-1% vs -0.7%). Meantime, inflation accelerated for both transport (0.5% vs 0.3%) and clothing & footwear (1.9% vs 1.7%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent in February, after an upwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in January.
2020-03-24

East Timor Inflation Rate
In East Timor, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods. The most important category in the Timor-Leste CPI is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (64 percent of the total weight), of which Rice (17 percent), Vegetables (15 percent) and Meat (8 percent). Other important categories are: Transport (6 percent); Clothing and Footwear (6 percent); Housing (6 percent); Alcohol and Tobacco (5 percent); and Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance (4 percent). The index also includes: Recreation and Culture (3 percent); Communication (2 percent); Education (2 percent); and Health (1 percent).