The annual inflation rate in Tanzania stood at 3 percent in February of 2019, unchanged from the previous month. Prices slowed for food and transport while rose faster for housing & utilities. Inflation Rate in Tanzania averaged 7.02 percent from 1999 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 19.80 percent in December of 2011 and a record low of 3 percent in November of 2018.

Inflation Rate in Tanzania 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 Tanzania to stand at 3.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Tanzania Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-10 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3% 3.2% 3%
2019-01-08 10:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.3% 3% 2.6%
2019-02-08 11:10 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3% 3.3% 3.3%
2019-03-08 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3% 3% 3.1%
2019-04-08 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3% 3.0%
2019-05-08 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.8%
2019-06-10 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.8%



Tanzania Inflation Rate Steady at 3% in February

The annual inflation rate in Tanzania stood at 3 percent in February of 2019, unchanged from the previous month. Prices slowed for food and transport while rose faster for housing & utilities.

Year-on-year, inflation slowed mainly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.5 percent vs 0.7 percent in January) and transport (3.3 percent vs 4.0 percent). Also, cost eased for clothing & footwear (3.3 percent vs 3.7 percent) and education (1.8 percent vs 2.0 percent). In addition, communication prices continued to fall (-2.1 percent vs -2.4 percent)

On the other hand, prices advanced faster for housing & utilities (12.3 percent vs 11.7 percent); furnishings (4.1 percent vs 3.9 percent); restaurants & hotels (3.6 percent vs 2.6 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (2.5 percent vs 2.2 percent); miscellabeous goods & services (2.6 percent vs 2.5 percent) and health (1.5 percent vs 1.0 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 1.1 percent, after increasing 0.5 percent in the prior month. Main upward pressure came from prices of transport (0.1 percent vs -0.8 percent) and housing & utilities (3.3 percent vs -0.3 percent), including charcoal (3.1 percent) and firewood (7.1 percent). Meantime, food cost rose slightly less (1.3 percent vs 1.4 percent), with positive contributions of rice (1.6 percent); maize grains (1.3 percent); maize flour (2.9 percent); fresh fish (6.4 percent); dried sardines (1.6 percent); fruits (1.5 percent); vegetables (1.7 percent); sweet potatoes (2.7 percent); dry cassava (2.2 percent) and cooking banana (3.4 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, stood at 3.1 percent in February, unchanged from the previous two months. It holds at the highest level since December 2014.


National Bureau of Statistics | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
3/8/2019 3:38:11 PM



Tanzania Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.00 3.00 19.80 3.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 114.63 113.38 114.63 58.89 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.50 0.70 27.84 0.40 percent [+]
Producer Prices 123.70 124.50 124.50 103.60 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.60 5.20 14.70 -3.00 percent [+]
Import Prices 101.20 101.30 119.50 96.70 Index points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.10 0.50 24.89 -2.88 percent [+]
Export Prices 102.00 101.50 142.70 96.80 Index points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 137.44 113.02 137.44 51.88 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 104.67 104.60 105.49 75.59 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 107.77 107.37 107.77 74.03 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 3.10 3.10 9.20 1.30 percent [+]


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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.00 3.00 19.80 3.00 1999 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 50.70 Feb/19
Australia 1.80 Dec/18
Brazil 3.89 Feb/19
Canada 1.40 Jan/19
China 1.50 Feb/19
Euro Area 1.50 Feb/19
France 1.30 Feb/19
Germany 1.50 Feb/19
India 2.57 Feb/19
Indonesia 2.57 Feb/19
Italy 1.00 Feb/19
Japan 0.20 Jan/19
Mexico 3.94 Feb/19
Netherlands 2.60 Feb/19
Russia 5.20 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia -2.20 Feb/19
Singapore 0.40 Jan/19
South Africa 4.10 Feb/19
South Korea 0.50 Feb/19
Spain 1.10 Feb/19
Switzerland 0.60 Feb/19
Turkey 19.67 Feb/19
United Kingdom 1.90 Feb/19
United States 1.50 Feb/19


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