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

The inflation rate in Tanzania was recorded at 4.50 percent in April of 2015. Inflation Rate in Tanzania averaged 7.52 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
4.50 4.30 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 Friday, May 22, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-09 10:30 AM Feb 4.2% 4.0% 3.69%
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%
2015-06-01 11:15 AM May 4.5% 3.47%
2015-07-08 11:40 AM Jun 3.49%
2015-08-07 11:30 AM Jul 3.57%


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.

Compared to April 2014, food prices rose 7.1 percent, after increasing 5.9 percent in the previous month. Additional upward pressures came from: housing, water, electricity and gas (+0.6 percent); clothing and footwear (+3.6 percent); furnishings and household equipment (+0.3 percent); restaurants and hotels (+5.3 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (+1.6 percent); and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+5.3 percent). In contrast, transport cost decreased 2.3 percent.

On a monthly basis, the consumer price index increased by 0.8 percent, slightly up from a 0.7 percent rise in March due to rising food prices (+1.6 percent), clothing and footwear (+0.1 percent) and restaurants and hotels (+0.7 percent). On the other hand, housing, water, electricity and gas cost fell 1.2 percent.

National Bureau of Statistics | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/8/2015 2:04:47 PM


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Tanzania Inflation Rate Edges Up to 4.3% in March
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Tanzania Inflation rate Accelerates in February
Tanzania’s consumer prices increased 4.2 percent in February of 2014 over the same month of the previous year due to higher food prices. Published on 2015-03-09


Tanzania Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.50 4.30 19.80 3.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 156.10 155.00 156.10 0.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 7.10 5.90 27.84 4.90 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.80 0.70 24.89 -2.88 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.17 Apr/15 8.13 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.20 Mar/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.50 Apr/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.00 Apr/15 -0.10 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.10 Apr/15 -0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.50 Apr/15 0.30 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.87 Apr/15 5.25 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.79 Apr/15 6.38 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.10 Apr/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.30 Mar/15 2.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.06 Apr/15 3.14 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.60 Apr/15 0.38 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.40 Apr/15 16.90 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Apr/15 0.40 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.60 Apr/15 -0.70 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.10 Apr/15 -0.90 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.91 Apr/15 7.61 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom -0.10 Apr/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Mar/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]