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

Annual inflation in Tanzania eased to 5.1 percent in April of 2016 from 5.4 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest reading since April 2015, led by slowdown in cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (7.1 percent from 8.3 percent in March) and transport (2 percent from 2.6 percent). Other upward pressure came from housing, water, electricity gas and other fuels (7 percent from 5.5 percent) and clothing and footwear (4.3 percent from 4.2 percent). In contrast, cost of communication fell 1 percent, at the same pace as in March. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.5 percent. Inflation Rate in Tanzania averaged 7.44 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
5.10 5.40 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-08 10:30 AM Feb 5.6% 6.5% 6.52%
2016-04-08 02:00 PM Mar 5.4% 5.6% 5.24%
2016-05-09 10:20 AM Apr 5.1% 5.4% 5.22%
2016-06-08 10:35 AM May 5.1% 4.89%
2016-07-08 10:20 AM Jun 4.71%
2016-08-10 10:30 AM Jul 4.64%

Tanzania Inflation Rate at 1 Year Low


Annual inflation in Tanzania slowed to 5.1 percent in April of 2016 from 5.4 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest reading since April 2015, led by slower rise in cost of food and transport.

Compared to April 2015, cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (7.1 percent from 8.3 percent in March) and transport (2 percent from 2.6 percent). Other upward pressure came from housing, water, electricity gas and other fuels (7 percent from 5.5 percent); clothing and footwear (4.3 percent from 4.2 percent); furnishing, housing equipment and routine maintenance (4.9 percent from 3.8 percent); restaurants and hotels (4.8 percent from 2.8 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (4.1 percent from 2.1 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (3.9 percent from 3.6 percent); recreation and culture (4.1 percent from 4.1 percent) and education (2.6 percent from 2.6 percent). In contrast, cost of communication fell 1 percent, at the same pace as in March.

Annual core inflation rate was recorded at 3  percent, up from 2.8 percent in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.5 percent, rising at the same pace as in March. Prices of transport (+0.1 percent from -0.5 percent) rose at a faster pace, while cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.5 percent from +0.7 percent) and housing and utilities (+0.2 percent from +2.5 percent).


National Bureau of Statistics | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com
5/10/2016 10:53:31 AM

Tanzania Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.10 5.40 19.80 3.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.46 101.93 102.46 58.89 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 7.10 8.30 27.84 4.90 percent [+]
Producer Prices 114.40 114.80 114.80 103.60 Index points [+]
Import Prices 116.40 115.10 116.40 100.00 Index points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 0.50 24.89 -2.88 percent [+]
Export Prices 125.30 121.30 125.30 100.00 Index points [+]
Cpi Transportation 98.68 98.61 100.74 75.59 Index Points [+]




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