Tunisia's annual inflation rate dropped to 6.1 percent in December 2019 from 6.3 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since December 2017, as prices slowed mostly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.8 percent vs 6.3 percent in November), in particular due to olive oil (-8.4 percent); transport (2.2 percent vs 2.9 percent) and recreation & culture (5 percent vs 5.4 percent). Meantime, inflation was steady for housing & utilities (at 4.2 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (at 10.1 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (at 22.4 percent) and clothing & footwear (at 7.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent, easing slightly from a 0.4 percent increase in the previous month.

Inflation Rate in Tunisia averaged 5.25 percent from 1963 until 2019, 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.

Inflation Rate in Tunisia is expected to be 6.10 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 6.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Tunisia Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 5.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Tunisia Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.10 6.30 16.70 -1.90 1963 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-08 07:30 AM Sep 6.7% 6.7% 6.8%
2019-11-07 02:00 PM Oct 6.5% 6.7% 6.7%
2019-12-05 04:40 PM Nov 6.3% 6.5% 6.4%
2020-01-07 09:55 AM Dec 6.1% 6.3% 6.5%
2020-02-06 03:30 PM Jan 6.1% 6.1%


News Stream
2019-12-05
Tunisia Inflation Rate at Near 2-Year Low of 6.3%
Tunisia's annual inflation rate fell to 6.3 percent in November 2019 from 6.5 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since December 2017, mainly due to a slowdown in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.3 percent vs 6.6 percent in October), namely vegetables (4 percent vs 9.6 percent) and transport (2.9 percent vs 3.4 percent). Cost also rose less for housing & utilities (4.2 percent vs 4.3 percent); furnishings (8.1 percent vs 8.7 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (10.1 percent vs 10.3 percent); recreation & culture (5.4 percent vs 5.8 percent) and restaurants & hotels (5.3 percent vs 5.5 percent). In contrast, inflation edged higher for clothing & footwear (7.3 percent vs 7.1 percent) and health (7.2 percent vs 5.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.4 percent, following a 0.8 percent rise in the previous month.

2019-11-07
Tunisia Inflation Rate Edges Down to 6.5% in October
Tunisia's annual inflation rate decreased to 6.5 percent in October of 2019 from 6.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since July, mainly due to a slowdown in food prices (6.6 percent vs 7.3 percent in September).

2019-10-08
Tunisia Inflation Rate Steady at 6.7% in September
Tunisia's annual inflation rate came in at 6.7 percent in September of 2019, unchanged from the previous month. Prices slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.3 percent vs 7.4 percent in August); transports (3.6 percent vs 4.8 percent); clothing & footwear (7.1 percent vs 7.3 percent); education (5.4 percent vs 6.9 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (10.5 percent vs 10.8 percent). On the other hand, prices advanced faster for housing & utilities (4.2 percent vs 4.1 percent); furnishings (9.1 percent vs 8.9 percent); health (6.6 percent vs 6.2 percent); recreation & culture (5.9 percent vs 5.6 percent) and restaurants & hotels (11.4 percent vs 11.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.6 percent, the same pace as in August.

2019-09-05
Tunisia Inflation Rate Edges Up to 6.7% in August
The annual inflation rate in Tunisia rose to 6.7 percent in August 2019 from 6.5 percent in the previous month. Prices advanced faster mainly for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (15.2 percent vs 0.3 percent), namely tobacco (16.1 percent); food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.4 percent vs 6.5 percent in July); furnishings (8.9 percent vs 8.6 percent) and restaurants & hotels (11.1 percent vs 10.5 percent). On the other hand, inflation slowed for transport (4.8 percent vs 6.3 percent); housing & utilities (4.1 percent vs 5.1 percent); clothing & footwear (7.3 percent vs 8.5 percent) and education (6.9 percent vs 7.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.6 percent, up from a 0.3 percent increase in the prior month.


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. .