Tanzania Inflation Rate 1999-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Tanzania was recorded at 5.30 percent in May of 2015. Inflation Rate in Tanzania averaged 7.51 percent from 1999 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 19.80 percent in December of 2011 and a record low of 3.40 percent in January of 2003. Inflation Rate in Tanzania is reported by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) - Tanzania.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.30 4.50 19.80 3.40 1999 - 2015 percent Monthly
2010=100
In Tanzania, the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) measures the change over time in the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services that are purchased by a representative sample of households. The index weights are based on expenditures of both urban and rural households in the 21 geographic regions. The most important categories in the NCPI are Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages (47.8 percent of total weight); Transport (9.5 percent); Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuel (9.2 percent). Clothing and Footwear account for 6.7 percent of total index and Furnishing, Housing Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House for 6.7 percent. Restaurants and Hotels represent 6.4 percent of total weight and Miscellaneous Goods and Services (personal care, insurance and financial services) for 4.5 percent. Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco represent 3.3 percent of total weight, Communication 2.1 percent, Education 1.7 percent, Recreation and Culture 1.3 percent and Health 0.9 percent. This page provides - Tanzania Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Tanzania Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-08 11:30 AM Mar 4.3% 4.2% 4.6%
2015-05-08 11:30 AM Apr 4.5% 4.3% 4.6%
2015-06-08 11:35 AM May 5.3% 4.5% 4.9%
2015-07-08 11:40 AM Jun 5.3% 5.57%
2015-08-08 11:30 AM Jul 5.77%
2015-09-08 01:00 PM Aug 5.87%


Tanzania Inflation Rate at 6-Month High in May


Consumer prices in Tanzania increased 5.3 percent year-on-year in May of 2015, from 4.5 percent in the previous month. It is the fourth consecutive rise, as food and utilities cost grew at a faster pace.

Compared to May 2014, food prices rose 8.5 percent, after increasing 7.1 percent in April, while housing, water, electricity and gas cost went up 1.8 percent, compared to a 0.6 percent growth last month. Additional upward pressures came from: clothing and footwear (+3.9 percent); furnishings and household equipment (+0.7 percent); restaurants and hotels (+4.6 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (+1.2 percent); and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+5.0 percent). In contrast, transport cost decreased 1.8 percent.

Annual core inflation rate was recorded at 2.1 percent.

On a monthly basis, the consumer price index increased by 0.4 percent, down from a 0.8 percent rise in April due to slower increases in food cost (+0.6 percent compared to +1.6 percent last month). Clothing and footwear prices grew 0.1 percent and furnishings and household equipment cost rose 0.4 percent. While restaurants and hotels; and communication prices fell 0.2 percent and 0.1 percent respectively.

National Bureau of Statistics | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
6/8/2015 2:35:29 PM


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Tanzania Inflation Rate Edges Up in April
Consumer prices in Tanzania increased 4.5 percent year-on-year in April of 2015, slightly up from 4.3 percent in March, due to higher food cost. It is the third consecutive rise.
Published on 2015-05-08

Tanzania Inflation Rate Edges Up to 4.3% in March
Consumer prices in Tanzania rose 4.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2015, slightly up from 4.2 percent in February boosted by higher food cost.
Published on 2015-04-09

Tanzania Inflation rate Accelerates in February
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Published on 2015-03-09

Tanzania Inflation Rate Slows to 4%
Tanzania’s annual inflation rate eased for the fifth straight month to 4 percent in January of 2015 from 4.8 percent in the previous month, due to slower rises in food and fuel cost.
Published on 2015-02-09


Tanzania Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.30 4.50 19.80 3.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 157.86 157.40 157.86 0.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 8.50 7.10 27.84 4.90 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.80 24.89 -2.88 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Mar/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.47 May/15 8.17 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.90 May/15 0.80 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.20 May/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Jun/15 0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 May/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Jun/15 0.70 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.01 May/15 4.87 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.26 Jun/15 7.15 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.10 Jun/15 0.10 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.50 May/15 0.60 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.88 May/15 3.06 179.73 2.88 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.10 May/15 0.60 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.80 May/15 16.40 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Jun/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain 0.10 Jun/15 -0.20 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.20 May/15 -1.10 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 8.09 May/15 7.91 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 May/15 -0.10 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.00 May/15 -0.20 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]