Tanzania Inflation Rate  1999-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The annual inflation rate in Tanzania decreased to 3.4 percent in June 2018 from 3.6 percent in May. It was the lowest inflation rate since February 2003, as prices rose less mainly for transport and housing & utilities. Inflation Rate in Tanzania averaged 7.15 percent from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 19.80 percent in December of 2011 and a record low of 3.40 percent in January of 2003.

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Tanzania Inflation Rate Lowest Since 2003


The annual inflation rate in Tanzania decreased to 3.4 percent in June 2018 from 3.6 percent in May. It was the lowest inflation rate since February 2003, as prices rose less mainly for transport and housing & utilities.

Year-on-year, inflation slowed mainly for transport (1.7 percent vs 1.9 percent in May); housing & utilities (12.0 percent vs 15.0 percent) and clothing & footwear (2.2 percent vs 2.4 percent). Also, prices rose less for restaurants & hotels (0.7 percent vs 1.0 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.3 percent vs 1.3 percent) and recreation & culture (0.5 percent vs 0.7 percent) and fell for communication (-2.6 percent vs 0.1 percent). 

In contrast, cost advanced further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.4 percent vs 2.6 percent); furnishings (2.4 percent vs 2.3 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (1.4 percent vs 1.2 percent) and education (2.6 percent 2.3 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.4 percent, after being flat in May. Main downward pressure came from prices of communication (-2.7 percent); housing & utilities (-1.4 percent); transport (-0.8 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (-0.8 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, stood at 1.6 percent, the same as in May.


National Bureau of Statistics | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
7/10/2018 10:26:56 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-08 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.8% 3.9% 4.0%
2018-06-08 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.6% 3.8% 3.7%
2018-07-09 11:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.4% 3.6% 3.7%
2018-08-08 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.4% 3.8%
2018-09-10 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.8%
2018-10-08 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.30%


Tanzania Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.40 3.60 19.80 3.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 112.81 113.24 113.24 58.89 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.40 2.60 27.84 2.60 percent [+]
Import Prices 123.20 120.70 123.20 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices 118.90 118.20 120.60 103.60 Index points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.40 24.89 -2.88 percent [+]
Export Prices 149.80 145.30 149.80 100.00 Index points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 128.50 130.36 130.36 51.88 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 101.25 102.05 102.38 75.59 Index Points [+]


Tanzania Inflation Rate

In Tanzania, the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) measures the change over time in the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services that are purchased by a representative sample of households. The index weights are based on expenditures of both urban and rural households in the 25 geographic regions. The most important categories in the NCPI are Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages (38.5 percent of total weight); Transport (12.5 percent); Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuel (11.6 percent); Clothing and Footwear (8.3 percent) and Furnishing, Housing Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House (6.3 percent). The index also includes: Communication (5.6 percent of total weight), Restaurants and Hotels (4.2 percent of total weight), Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (3.7 percent), Miscellaneous Goods and Services (3.1 percent), Health (2.9 percent), Recreation and Culture (1.6 percent) and Education (1.5 percent). This page provides - Tanzania Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Tanzania Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 3.60 19.80 3.40 1999 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 4.39 Jun/18
Canada 2.50 Jun/18
China 1.90 Jun/18
Euro Area 2.00 Jun/18
France 2.00 Jun/18
Germany 2.10 Jun/18
India 5.00 Jun/18
Indonesia 3.12 Jun/18
Italy 1.30 Jun/18
Japan 0.70 Jun/18
Mexico 4.65 Jun/18
Netherlands 1.70 Jun/18
Russia 2.30 Jun/18
South Korea 1.50 Jun/18
Spain 2.30 Jun/18
Switzerland 1.10 Jun/18
Turkey 15.39 Jun/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Jun/18
United States 2.90 Jun/18


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