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

The inflation rate in Tanzania was recorded at 4 percent in January of 2015. Inflation Rate in Tanzania averaged 7.57 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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Tanzania Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.00 4.80 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 Monday, March 2, 2015.


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.

It is the lowest rate since May of 2005. 

Year-on-year, transport prices were flat and cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased 4.9 percent in January, slowing from a 5.7 percent rise in the previous month. Cost of housing, water, electricity and gas rose at a slower 4.9 percent (7.8 percent in December).

Alcoholic beverages and tobacco recorded the highest increase (5.4 percent), followed by miscellaneous goods and services (5.3 percent). 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1 percent, up from a 0.2 percent increase in December.  

The annual inflation rate which excludes food and energy for the month of January has decreased to 2.8 percent from 3.1 percent recorded in December.

National Bureau of Statistics | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/9/2015 2:19:33 PM


Recent Releases

Tanzania Inflation Rate Down to 4-Year Low
Tanzania annual inflation rate slowed to 4.8 percent in December of 2014 from 5.8 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest figure since October of 2010 as food prices eased. Published on 2015-01-08

Tanzania Inflation Rate Edges Down
Tanzanian annual consumer prices eased for the third consecutive month to 5.8 percent in November of 2014, from 5.9 percent recorded in October of 2014, mainly due to lower food prices. It is the lowest rate since December of 2013. Published on 2014-12-08


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-08 12:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov
5.8% 5.9% 6%
2015-01-08 10:20 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
4.8% 5.8% 5.74%
2015-02-09 10:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
4.0% 4.8% 4.58%
2015-03-08 12:00 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
4.0% 3.69%
2015-04-08 11:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
3.64%
2015-05-08 11:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
3.49%


Tanzania Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.00 4.80 19.80 3.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 152.60 151.10 152.60 0.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.90 5.70 27.84 4.90 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.60 24.89 -2.88 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 7.14 Jan/15 6.41 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Jan/15 1.50 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 0.80 Jan/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.30 Feb/15 -0.60 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.40 Jan/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.10 Feb/15 -0.40 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.11 Jan/15 5.00 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.29 Feb/15 6.96 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.19 Feb/15 -0.60 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.40 Jan/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.07 Jan/15 4.08 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.00 Jan/15 0.70 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.00 Jan/15 11.40 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.80 Jan/15 0.80 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -1.10 Feb/15 -1.30 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.50 Jan/15 -0.30 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.24 Jan/15 8.17 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.30 Jan/15 0.50 8.50 0.30 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Jan/15 0.80 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]