Botswana Inflation Rate

The inflation rate in Botswana was recorded at 4.40 percent in March of 2014. Inflation Rate in Botswana is reported by the Central Statistics Office, Botswana. Inflation Rate in Botswana averaged 8.21 Percent from 2001 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 15.10 Percent in August of 2008 and a record low of 4.10 Percent in November of 2013. In Botswana, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods. This page provides - Botswana Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-20

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
4.40 4.60 15.10 4.10 4.50 | 2014/04 2001 - 2014 Percent Monthly

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Botswana Inflation Rate
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-01-15 08:00 AM Botswana
Inflation Rate YoY
Dec 2013 4.1% 4.1% 4.48%
2014-02-14 02:45 PM Botswana
Inflation Rate YoY
Jan 2014 4.4% 4.1% 4.46%
2014-03-14 09:20 AM Botswana
Inflation Rate YoY
Feb 2014 4.6% 4.4% 4.92%
2014-04-15 02:30 PM Botswana
Inflation Rate YoY
Mar 2014 4.4% 4.6% 5.2%
2014-05-15 10:30 AM Botswana
Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 4.4% 4.5%
2014-06-15 10:30 AM Botswana
Inflation Rate YoY
May 2014 4.75%
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Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 173.90 2014-02-15 173.10 173.90 42.48 174.72 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate 4.40 2014-03-31 4.60 15.10 4.10 4.50 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
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Inflation Rate | Notes
The data given on this page shows an annual change in the Consumer Price Index. The CPI measures changes in the price level of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is calculated by taking price changes for each item in the predetermined basket of goods and services and averaging them. The items weight according to their importance. Depending on the country, the highest weights are usually given to the food, energy, housing, clothing, medical care, transportation and household equipment.


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Botswana Consumer Price Index (CPI) at 173.90 Index Points  
Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Botswana increased to 173.90 Index Points in February of 2014 from 173.10 Index Points in January of 2014. Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Botswana is reported by the Bank of Botswana.
Botswana Inflation Rate at 4.40 Percent  
The inflation rate in Botswana was recorded at 4.40 percent in March of 2014. Inflation Rate in Botswana is reported by the Central Statistics Office, Botswana.
Botswana Changes in Inventories at 467.48 BWP Million  
Changes in Inventories in Botswana decreased to 467.48 BWP Million in 2012 from 2625.09 BWP Million in 2011. Changes in Inventories in Botswana is reported by the Bank of Botswana.
Botswana Consumer Spending at 39187.76 BWP Million  
Consumer Spending in Botswana increased to 39187.76 BWP Million in 2012 from 38171.23 BWP Million in 2011. Consumer Spending in Botswana is reported by the Bank of Botswana.
Botswana Current Account at 3359.19 BWP Million  
Botswana recorded a Current Account surplus of 3359.19 BWP Million in the third quarter of 2013. Current Account in Botswana is reported by the Bank of Botswana.
Botswana GDP Current Prices at 31678.20 BWP Million  
GDP Constant Prices in Botswana decreased to 31678.20 BWP Million in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 31688 BWP Million in the third quarter of 2013. GDP Constant Prices in Botswana is reported by the Central Statistics Office, Botswana.
Botswana Government Spending at 13564.74 BWP Million  
Government Spending in Botswana increased to 13564.74 BWP Million in 2012 from 12273.10 BWP Million in 2011. Government Spending in Botswana is reported by the Bank of Botswana.
Botswana Gross Fixed Capital Formation at 26769.31 BWP Million  
Gross Fixed Capital Formation in Botswana increased to 26769.31 BWP Million in 2012 from 23888.65 BWP Million in 2011. Gross Fixed Capital Formation in Botswana is reported by the Bank Of Botswana.
Botswana GDP Growth Rate at 3.60 Percent  
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Botswana expanded 3.60 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 over the previous quarter. GDP Growth Rate in Botswana is reported by the Central Statistics Office, Botswana.
Botswana GDP Annual Growth Rate at 4.70 Percent  
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Botswana expanded 4.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 over the same quarter of the previous year. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Botswana is reported by the Central Statistics Office, Botswana.
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