Tunisia's annual inflation dropped further to 5.7 percent in July of 2020 from 5.8 percent in the prior month. It was the lowest inflation rate since October of 2017, mainly due to a slowdown in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages & tobacco (4 percent vs 4.3 percent in June) and transport (1.4 percent vs 1.6 percent). Meantime, inflation was steady for housing & utilities (at 5.2 percent); clothing & footwear (at 7.2 percent); furnishings (at 6.7 percent) and recreation & culture (at 3.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.2 percent, after decreasing 0.1 percent in the preceding month.

Inflation Rate in Tunisia averaged 5.26 percent from 1963 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 16.70 percent in July of 1982 and a record low of -1.90 percent in June of 1970. This page provides - Tunisia Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Tunisia Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Tunisia is expected to be 6.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Tunisia to stand at 7.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Tunisia Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 7.00 percent in 2021 and 6.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Tunisia Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.70 5.80 16.70 -1.90 1963 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-06 02:00 AM Apr 6.3% 6.2% 6.1%
2020-06-05 02:00 PM May 6.3% 6.3% 6.3%
2020-07-06 10:00 AM Jun 5.8% 6.3% 6.5%
2020-08-05 02:30 PM Jul 5.7% 5.8% 5.7%
2020-09-04 04:40 PM Aug 5.7%
2020-10-08 07:30 AM Sep 6.8%
2020-11-06 02:00 PM Oct
2020-12-07 11:00 AM Nov


News Stream
Tunisia July Inflation Rate at Near 3-Year Low of 5.7%
Tunisia's annual inflation dropped further to 5.7 percent in July of 2020 from 5.8 percent in the prior month. It was the lowest inflation rate since October of 2017, mainly due to a slowdown in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages & tobacco (4 percent vs 4.3 percent in June) and transport (1.4 percent vs 1.6 percent). Meantime, inflation was steady for housing & utilities (at 5.2 percent); clothing & footwear (at 7.2 percent); furnishings (at 6.7 percent) and recreation & culture (at 3.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.2 percent, after decreasing 0.1 percent in the preceding month.
2020-08-05
Tunisia Inflation Rate Slows to 5.8% in June
Tunisia's annual inflation rate eased to 5.8 percent in June of 2020, decelerating from 6.3 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since February, as prices slowed mostly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.3 percent vs 4.7 percent in May); transport (1.6 percent vs 3.3 percent); health (7.6 percent vs 9.2 percent); restaurants & hotels (11.8 percent vs 13.5 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (8.3 percent vs 9.5 percent). In contrast, inflation remained sharp for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (at 27.6 percent) while it edged higher for housing & utilities (5.2 percent vs 4.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.1 percent, after increasing 0.5 percent in the prior month.
2020-07-06
Tunisia Inflation Rate Steady at 5-Month High of 6.3%
Tunisia's annual inflation rate stood at 6.3 percent in May of 2020, its highest level since November of last year. Prices slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.7 percent vs 6.2 percent in April); housing & utilities (4.1 percent vs 4.3 percent); furnishings (7.6 percent vs 7.8 percent); recreation & culture (3.5 percent vs 4.1 percent). In contrast, inflation quickened mostly for restaurants & hotels (13.5 percent vs 9.6 percent); education (6.1 percent vs 5.6 percent); health (9.2 percent vs 8.5 percent); clothing & footwear (8.2 percent vs 7.9 percent) and transport (3.3 percent vs 2 percent). Inflation also remained sharp for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (at 27.6 percent), namely tobacco products (29.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were down 0.4 percent, after rising 0.9 percent in the prior month.
2020-06-11
Tunisia Inflation Rate at 5-Month High of 6.3%
Tunisia's annual inflation rate edged up to 6.3 percent in April of 2020 from 6.2 percent in the previous month. This was the highest inflation rate since last November, as food & non-alcoholic beverages inflation accelerated to a five-month high of 6.2 percent (vs 5.1 percent in March), mostly due to fruits (13.6 percent); fish (11.1 percent), vegetables (9.9 percent), jams & honey (8.8 percent), and chocolate and confectionary (8.8 percent). Also, prices rose faster for both clothing & footwear (7.9 percent vs 6.6 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (27.6 percent vs 22.5 percent). Meanwhile, inflation eased mostly for housing & utilities (4.3 percent vs 4.4 percent); transport (2.0 percent vs 2.8 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (9.5 percent vs 9.9 percent), and recreation & culture (4.1 percent vs 4.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.9 percent, the highest since October 2018, after increasing 0.8 percent in the previous month.
2020-05-06

Tunisia Inflation Rate
In Tunisia, the three main components of the consumer price index are: Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (26.2 percent of total weight); Housing and Utilities (19 percent) and Transport (12.7 percent). Others include: Clothing and Footwear (7.4 percent); Household Contents, Equipment and Maintenance (5.9 percent); Health (5.8 percent) and Miscellaneous Goods and Services (5.6 percent). Restaurants and Hotels, Communication, Education, Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and Recreation and Culture account for the remaining 17.3 percent of total weight. .