Producer prices in Tunisia rose 8.5 percent year-on-year in March 2019, easing from a 9.5 percent climb in the prior month. It was the lowest producer inflation since last August, as prices rose less for mining (22.7 percent vs 41.5 percent in February) and manufacturing (8.1 percent vs 9.5 percent), namely chemicals (22 percent vs 25.1 percent) and food (6.2 percent vs 6.9 percent). On a monthly basis, factory gate prices went up 0.1 percent, following a 0.7 percent increase in the previous month. Producer Prices Change in Tunisia averaged 4.36 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 14.70 percent in October of 2008 and a record low of -1.90 percent in January of 2010.
Producer Prices Change in Tunisia is expected to be 7.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Producer Prices Change in Tunisia to stand at 7.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Tunisia Producer Prices Change is projected to trend around 7.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.