Tanzania Inflation Rate  1999-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Annual inflation rate in Tanzania decreased to 6.5 percent year-on-year in January of 2016, from a 6.8 percent growth in the previous month. It was the lowest reading since October, as cost of food rose at a slower pace by 10.7 percent (11.1 percent in December). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.7 percent. Inflation Rate in Tanzania averaged 7.47 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. Inflation Rate in Tanzania is reported by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) - Tanzania.

Tanzania Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.50 6.80 19.80 3.40 1999 - 2016 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. Tanzania Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-12-08 11:00 AM Nov 6.6% 6.3% 6.5% 6.31
2016-01-08 10:25 AM Dec 6.8% 6.6% 6.8%
2016-02-08 10:30 AM Jan 6.5% 6.8% 6.87%
2016-03-09 10:30 AM Feb 6.5% 6.52%
2016-04-08 10:30 AM Mar 6.51%
2016-05-09 10:30 AM Apr 6.51%

Tanzania Inflation Rate at 3-Month Low


Annual inflation rate in Tanzania decreased to 6.5 percent year-on-year in January of 2016, from a 6.8 percent growth in the previous month. It was the lowest reading since October, as cost of food rose at a slower pace by 10.7 percent (11.1 percent in December). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.7 percent.

Compared to January 2015, cost of housing, water, electricity and gas increased 1.1 percent (-0.3 percent in December); transport went up by 1.3 percent (+1.0 percent in December). Additional upward pressure came from: clothing and footwear (+4.8 percent from 4.1 percent in December); furnishings and household equipment (+3.5 percent from +3 percent); restaurants and hotels (+3.6 percent from +3.9 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (+4.0 percent from +3.4 percent); and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+10.7 percent). 

Annual core inflation rate was recorded at 2.4 percent, unchanged from the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 0.7 percent, accelerating from a 0.5 percent growth in the precedent month, as cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose 1.0 percent; housing went up by 1.6 percent while transport cost fell 0.3 percent.

National Bureau of Statistics | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
2/8/2016 1:46:41 PM

Tanzania Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.50 6.80 19.80 3.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 161.24 160.49 161.24 0.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 10.70 11.10 27.84 4.90 percent [+]
Producer Prices 114.80 111.60 114.80 103.60 Index points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.70 0.50 24.89 -2.88 percent [+]




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