Wednesday March 08 2017
Tanzania Inflation Rate Rises To 5.5% In February
National Bureau of Statistics | Deborah Neves | deborah.neves@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania increased 5.5 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following 5.2 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since June of 2016 mainly boosted by rising prices for food.

Compared with February of 2016, prices went up faster for food and non-alcoholic beverages (8.7 percent from 7.6 percent in January). Additional upward pressure came from: housing and utilities (8.7 percent from 9.5 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (5.2 percent from 5. Percent); restaurants and hotels (3.9 percent, the same as in January); furnishing equipment and maintenance of the house (3.8 percent from 3.3 percent) and clothing and footwear (3.2 percent from 3.4 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, increased 2.2 percent compared to 2.3 percent in January of 2016. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 1 percent, following a 0.8 percent gain in the previous month. Cost of food increased faster (2.3 percent from 1.6 percent), namely for rice (+4 percent), maize grains (+12.2 percent), maize flour (+10.1 percent), cooking banana (+9.5 percent) and beans (+6.7percent).




Wednesday February 08 2017
Tanzania Inflation Rate Rises To 5.2% In January
National Bureau of Statistics | Deborah Neves | deborah.neves@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania increased 5.2 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following 5 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since July mainly boosted by rising prices for food.

Compared with January of 2016, prices went up faster for food and non-alcoholic beverages (7.6 percent from 7 percent in December). Meanwhile, inflation rose at a slower pace for housing and utilities (9.5 percent from 9.9 percent); furnishing equipment and maintenance of the house (3.3 percent from 4 percent), clothing and footwear (3.4 percent from 3.7 percent), restaurants and hotels (3.9 percent from percent 4.2 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (5 percent from 5.1 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, edged down to 2.3 percent from 2.5 percent in December of 2016. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.8 percent, following a 0.7 percent gain in the previous month. Cost of food increased 1.6 percent, at the same pace as in the previous month, namely for maize grains (+16 percent), maize flour (+10 percent), rice (+2.6 percent) and beans (+6.3 percent).


Monday January 09 2017
Tanzania Inflation Rate at 5-Month High of 5%
National Bureau of Statistics | Deborah Neves | deborah.neves@tradingeconomics.com

Tanzania's annual inflation rate rose to 5 percent in December of 2016 from 4.8 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since July mainly boosted by prices of food.

Compared with December of 2015, prices increased at a faster pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages (+7 percent from +6.2 percent in November). In contrast, inflation eased for housing and utilities (+9.9 percent from +10.9 percent); furnishing equipment and maintenance of the house (+4 percent from +4.3 percent) and clothing and footwear (+3.7 percent from +3.9 percent), restaurants and hotels (+4.2 percent from percent +4.4 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+5.1 percent from +5.6 percent)

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, edged down to 2.5 percent from 2.6 percent in November.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.7 percent, following a 1.1 percent gain in November. Cost of food rose at a slower 1.6 percent (+2.2 percent in the previous month).



Thursday December 08 2016
Tanzania Inflation Rate Rises To 4.8% YoY In November
National Bureau of Statistics | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com

Tanzania's annual inflation rate rose to 4.8 percent in November 2016 from 4.5 percent in the previous month, boosted by higher prices of food, such as maize and fish, transport and housing.

Compared with November 2015, prices increased at a faster pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages (+6.2 percent from +6 percent in October), transport (+0.7 percent from +0.1 percent) and housing and utilities (+10.9 percent from +7.2 percent). Additional upward pressure came from: Clothing and footwear (+3.9 percent from +3.8 percent); furnishing, housing equipment and routine maintenance of the house (+4.3 percent from +3.6 percent); and restaurants and hotels (+4.4 percent from +4.3 percent). By contrast cost of communication fell 0.6 percent (-0.7 percent in October).
 
Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, rose to 2.6 percent from 2.4 percent in October.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices jumped 1.1 percent, following a 0.1 percent rise in October, mainly boosted by a 2.2 percent gain in prices of food.


Tuesday November 08 2016
Tanzania Inflation Rate Steady at 4.5% in October
National Bureau of Statistics | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania rose 4.5 percent in October of 2016, the same pace as in the month earlier. The inflation rate stayed at the lowest level since April 2015, as food and non-alcoholic cost went up at the same pace as in September.

Compared to October 2015, prices increased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (6 percent the same as in September);followed by housing, water, electricity gas and other fuels (7.4 percent from 6.5 percent); clothing and footwear (3.8 percent from 4.2 percent); furnishing, housing equipment and routine maintenance (3.6 percent from 3.5 percent); communication (+1.5 percent from -0.4 percent); restaurants and hotels (4.3 percent from 5.2 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (5.3 percent the same as in September); miscellaneous goods and services (3.2 percent from 3.3 percent); recreation and culture (1.5 percent from 1.2 percent) and education (2.9 percent the same as in September). By contrast, cost of transport dropped (-0.7 percent from -0.8 percent) 

Annual core inflation rate remained steady at 2.4 percent in October.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose slightly by 0.1 percent following a 0.2 percent decline in a month earlier. Prices went up for food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.2 percent from -1 percent) and housing and utilities (+0.9 percent from +1.5 percent), while prices of transport barely changed from a 0.1 percent decrease.


Tuesday August 09 2016
Tanzania Inflation Rate Eases to 5.1% in June
National Bureau of Statistics | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania went up 5.1 percent in July of 2016, following a 5.5 percent increase in the previous month. It was the lowest figure since April, mostly due to slower rise in cost of food and transport.


Year-on-year, cost increased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (7.6 percent from 8.1 percent in June); transport (0.4 percent from 1.3 percent) and housing, water, electricity gas and other fuels (7.4 percent from 7.6 percent). Other upward pressure came from: clothing and footwear (4.2 percent from 4.6 percent); furnishing, housing equipment and routine maintenance (3.4 percent from 4.2 percent); restaurants and hotels (4.3 percent from 5.3 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (5.5 percent from 4.9 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (4 percent from 3.7 percent); recreation and culture (3.3 percent from 5.3 percent) and education (2.8 percent from 2.7 percent). In contrast, cost of communication fell (-0.6 percent from -0.4 percent in June).

Annual core inflation rate was recorded at 3.2 percent, accelerating from 3 percent the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices barely increased. Cost slightly rose for transport (+0.2 percent from +0.4 percent in June) and housing and utilities (+0.1 percent from -1.1 percent), while prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages edged down (-0.1 percent from +1.1 percent).


Friday July 08 2016
Tanzania Inflation Rate at 5-Month High of 5.5% in June
National Bureau of Statistics | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com

Annual inflation in Tanzania rose to 5.5 percent in June of 2016 from 5.2 percent in the previous month. It was the highest reading since February 2016, mainly boosted by food cost.

Compared to June 2015, prices went up for food and non-alcoholic beverages (8.1 percent from 7 percent in May); transport (1.3 percent from 1.6 percent) and housing, water, electricity gas and other fuels (7.6 percent from 8.8 percent). Other upward pressure came from: clothing and footwear (4.6 percent from 4.5 percent); furnishing, housing equipment and routine maintenance (4.2 percent from 4.4 percent); restaurants and hotels (5.3 percent from 4.9 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (4.9 percent from 4.9 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (3.7 percent from 3.9 percent); recreation and culture (5.3 percent from 3.9 percent) and education (2.7 percent from 2.7 percent). In contrast, cost of communication fell -0.6 percent at the same pace as in the previous month.
Annual core inflation rate was recorded at 3  percent, unchanged from the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.5 percent as the same pace as in May. Cost rose for food and non-alcoholic beverages (+1.1 percent from +0.5 percent) and transport (+0.4 percent from +0.2 percent) while prices fell for housing and utilities (-1.1 percent from +1.8 percent).



Friday June 10 2016
Tanzania Inflation Rate Up to 5.2% in May
National Bureau of Statistics | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com

Annual inflation in Tanzania increased slightly to 5.2 percent in May of 2016 from a 1-year low of 5.1 percent in the previous month. The rise was mainly driven by increase in cost of food, transport and housing and utilities.

Compared to May 2015, prices  of housing, water, electricity gas and other fuels (8.8 percent from 7 percent) rose at a faster pace, while cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (7 percent from 7.1 percent in April) and transport (1.6 percent from 2 percent) went up at a slower pace. Other upward pressure came from: clothing and footwear (4.5 percent from 4.3 percent); furnishing, housing equipment and routine maintenance (4.4 percent from 4.9 percent); restaurants and hotels (4.9 percent from 4.8 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (4.9 percent from 4.1 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (3.9 percent from 3.9 percent); recreation and culture (3.9 percent from 4.1 percent) and education (2.7 percent from 2.6 percent). On the other hand, cost of communication fell -0.6 percent from 1 percent drop in the previous month.

Annual core inflation rate was recorded at 3  percent, unchanged from  the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.5 percent, rising at the same pace as in April. Cost of transport (+0.2 percent from +0.1 percent) and housing and utilities (+1.8 percent from +0.2 percent) went up at a faster pace, while food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.5 percent from +0.5 percent) rose at the same pace as in April.


Tuesday May 10 2016
Tanzania Inflation Rate at 1 Year Low
National Bureau of Statistics | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com

Annual inflation in Tanzania slowed to 5.1 percent in April of 2016 from 5.4 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest reading since April 2015, led by slower rise in cost of food and transport.

Compared to April 2015, cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (7.1 percent from 8.3 percent in March) and transport (2 percent from 2.6 percent). Other upward pressure came from housing, water, electricity gas and other fuels (7 percent from 5.5 percent); clothing and footwear (4.3 percent from 4.2 percent); furnishing, housing equipment and routine maintenance (4.9 percent from 3.8 percent); restaurants and hotels (4.8 percent from 2.8 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (4.1 percent from 2.1 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (3.9 percent from 3.6 percent); recreation and culture (4.1 percent from 4.1 percent) and education (2.6 percent from 2.6 percent). In contrast, cost of communication fell 1 percent, at the same pace as in March.

Annual core inflation rate was recorded at 3  percent, up from 2.8 percent in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.5 percent, rising at the same pace as in March. Prices of transport (+0.1 percent from -0.5 percent) rose at a faster pace, while cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.5 percent from +0.7 percent) and housing and utilities (+0.2 percent from +2.5 percent).



Wednesday April 20 2016
Tanzania Inflation at 10-Month Low
National Bureau of Statistics | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania went up 5.4 percent year-on-year in March of 2016 following a 5.6 percent rise in February. It is the lowest figure since May 2015, mainly due to a slowdown in food inflation.

Compared to March 2015, cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (8.3 percent from 9.5 percent in February) and clothing and footwear (4.2 percent from 4.5 percent in February) rose at a slower pace and communication fell 1 percent (+0.4 percent). In contrast, prices of transport (2.6 percent from 2 percent) and housing, water, electricity gas and other fuels (5.5 percent  from 0.8 percent in February) rose at a faster pace. 

Annual core inflation rate was recorded at 2.8 percent, up from 2.5 percent in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.5 percent, as cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.7 percent) and housing and utilities (+2.5 percent) increased the most. In contrast, prices of transport (-0.5 percent); communication (-1.4 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (-0.2 percent) went down, while prices for clothing and footwear and education were flat.