Tanzania Inflation Rate  1999-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

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. Inflation Rate in Tanzania averaged 7.35 percent from 1999 until 2016, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-08 10:20 AM Oct 4.5% 4.5% 4.4%
2016-12-08 10:30 AM Nov 4.8% 4.5% 4.9%
2017-01-09 10:45 AM Dec 5% 4.8% 5%
2017-02-08 10:30 AM Jan 5% 4.86%
2017-03-08 10:30 AM Feb 4.92%
2017-04-10 10:30 AM Mar 4.95%




Tanzania Inflation Rate at 5-Month High of 5%


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).


National Bureau of Statistics | Deborah Neves | deborah.neves@tradingeconomics.com
1/9/2017 1:15:23 PM



Tanzania Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.00 4.80 19.80 3.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 105.04 104.32 105.04 58.89 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 7.00 6.20 27.84 4.90 percent [+]
Producer Prices 116.20 118.80 118.80 103.60 Index points [+]
Import Prices 116.50 117.10 117.10 100.00 Index points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.70 1.10 24.89 -2.88 percent [+]
Export Prices 131.80 128.80 131.80 100.00 Index points [+]
Cpi Transportation 100.32 100.00 100.74 75.59 Index Points [+]



Tanzania Inflation Rate Notes

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 25 geographic regions. The most important categories in the NCPI are Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages (38.5 percent of total weight); Transport (12.5 percent); Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuel (11.6 percent); Clothing and Footwear (8.3 percent) and Furnishing, Housing Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House (6.3 percent). The index also includes: Communication (5.6 percent of total weight), Restaurants and Hotels (4.2 percent of total weight), Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (3.7 percent), Miscellaneous Goods and Services (3.1 percent), Health (2.9 percent), Recreation and Culture (1.6 percent) and Education (1.5 percent). This page provides - Tanzania Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Tanzania Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.00 4.80 19.80 3.40 1999 - 2016 percent Monthly
2015=100



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