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

Consumer prices in Tanzania rose 4.9 percent in August of 2016, following a 5.1 percent increase in the previous month. It was the lowest figure since April of 2015, due to slower rise in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (+7 percent from +7.6 percent in July) and housing and utilities (+6.8 percent from +7.4 percent). In contrast, cost of transport fell (-0.4 percent from +0.4 percent ). Month-on-month, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent. Inflation Rate in Tanzania averaged 7.40 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.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.90 5.10 19.80 3.40 1999 - 2016 percent Monthly
2015=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 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-08 01:00 PM Jun 5.5% 5.2% 5.3%
2016-08-09 10:30 AM Jul 5.1% 5.5% 5.59%
2016-09-08 10:30 AM Aug 4.9% 5.1% 4.9%
2016-10-07 10:20 AM Sep 4.9% 5.11%
2016-11-09 10:35 AM Oct 4.80%
2016-12-08 12:30 PM Nov 4.9%

Tanzania Inflation Rate Eases to 5.1% in June


Consumer prices in Tanzania went up 5.1 percent in July of 2016, following a 5.5 percent increase in the previous month. It was the lowest figure since April, mostly due to slower rise in cost of food and transport.


Year-on-year, cost increased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (7.6 percent from 8.1 percent in June); transport (0.4 percent from 1.3 percent) and housing, water, electricity gas and other fuels (7.4 percent from 7.6 percent). Other upward pressure came from: clothing and footwear (4.2 percent from 4.6 percent); furnishing, housing equipment and routine maintenance (3.4 percent from 4.2 percent); restaurants and hotels (4.3 percent from 5.3 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (5.5 percent from 4.9 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (4 percent from 3.7 percent); recreation and culture (3.3 percent from 5.3 percent) and education (2.8 percent from 2.7 percent). In contrast, cost of communication fell (-0.6 percent from -0.4 percent in June).

Annual core inflation rate was recorded at 3.2 percent, accelerating from 3 percent the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices barely increased. Cost slightly rose for transport (+0.2 percent from +0.4 percent in June) and housing and utilities (+0.1 percent from -1.1 percent), while prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages edged down (-0.1 percent from +1.1 percent).

National Bureau of Statistics | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com
8/9/2016 1:44:24 PM

Tanzania Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.90 5.10 19.80 3.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.28 103.50 103.50 58.89 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 7.00 7.60 27.84 4.90 percent [+]
Producer Prices 118.80 114.40 118.80 103.60 Index points [+]
Import Prices 114.90 116.40 116.40 100.00 Index points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 0.00 24.89 -2.88 percent [+]
Export Prices 127.60 125.30 127.60 100.00 Index points [+]
Cpi Transportation 100.01 99.46 100.74 75.59 Index Points [+]




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