The annual inflation rate in Zimbabwe soared to 75.86% in April 2019 from 66.8% in the prior month. Headline inflation has been on an upward trend since October last year amid worsening economic conditions characterised by shortages of fuel, power, food and foreign currency. The reading reflected a generalised rise in prices, as a weakening local currency motivates retailers to peg prices in line with parallel market rates. Prices climbed mostly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (92.4% vs 78.4% in March); housing & utilities (22.9% vs 22.1%); transport (130.2% vs 122.2%); miscellaneous goods & services (82.5% vs 73.9%) and clothing & footwear (115.1% vs 102.7%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 5.52 percent, up from 4.38 percent in the prior month. Inflation Rate in Zimbabwe averaged 4.17 percent from 2009 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 75.86 percent in April of 2019 and a record low of -7.50 percent in December of 2009.

Inflation Rate in Zimbabwe is expected to be 64.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Zimbabwe to stand at 22.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Zimbabwe Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 9.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-15 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 56.9% 42.09% 53%
2019-03-15 09:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 59.39% 56.9% 62%
2019-04-15 12:20 PM Inflation Rate YoY 66.8% 59.39% 64%
2019-05-15 08:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY 75.86% 66.8% 68%
2019-06-14 01:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 75.86% 75%
2019-07-16 01:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 64%
2019-08-15 02:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY 61%


Zimbabwe Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 75.86 66.80 75.86 -7.50 percent [+]
Food Inflation 92.40 78.40 353131459.30 -15.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 5.50 4.40 16.44 -3.00 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 103.00 102.30 103.00 63.20 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 106.60 103.10 108.30 36.30 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 110.10 104.40 110.10 54.90 Index Points [+]


Zimbabwe Inflation Rate

In Zimbabwe, the four main components of the consumer price index are: Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (31.3 percent of total weight); Housing and Utilities (27.6 percent); Transport (8.4 percent) and Miscellaneous Goods and Services (6.5 percent). Others include: Household Contents, Equipment and Maintenance (5.3 percent); Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (4.9 percent); Clothing and Footwear (4.3 percent) and Education (4.3 percent). Communication, Recreation and Culture, Health and Restaurants and Hotels account for the remaining 7.5 percent of total weight. This page provides the latest reported value for - Zimbabwe Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Zimbabwe Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
75.86 66.80 75.86 -7.50 2009 - 2019 percent Monthly
2019M2=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 55.80 Apr/19
Australia 1.30 Mar/19
Brazil 4.94 Apr/19
Canada 2.00 Apr/19
China 2.50 Apr/19
Euro Area 1.70 Apr/19
France 1.30 Apr/19
Germany 2.00 Apr/19
India 2.92 Apr/19
Indonesia 2.83 Apr/19
Italy 1.10 Apr/19
Japan 0.50 Mar/19
Mexico 4.41 Apr/19
Netherlands 2.90 Apr/19
Russia 5.20 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia -2.10 Mar/19
Singapore 0.60 Mar/19
South Africa 4.50 Mar/19
South Korea 0.60 Apr/19
Spain 1.50 Apr/19
Switzerland 0.70 Apr/19
Turkey 19.50 Apr/19
United Kingdom 1.90 Mar/19
United States 2.00 Apr/19


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