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

The inflation rate in Tanzania was recorded at 4.20 percent in February of 2015. Inflation Rate in Tanzania averaged 7.56 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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Tanzania Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.20 4.00 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 Thursday, April 2, 2015.


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.

Year-on-year, housing, water, electricity and gas rose the most (6.6 percent), followed by restaurants and hotels (5.2 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (4.9 percent). Additional upward pressures came from clothing and footwear (3.4 percent) and furnishing and household equipment (1.5 percent). Transport recorded the only decrease (-1.4 percent).

On a monthly basis, inflation was 1.6 percent, up from a 1 percent increase in January.

The annual inflation rate which excludes food and energy for the month of February has decreased to 2.7 percent from 2.8 percent recorded in December.

National Bureau of Statistics | Carolina Cunha | carolina.cunha@tradingeconomics.com
3/9/2015 12:32:55 PM


Recent Releases

Tanzania Inflation Rate Slows to 4%
Tanzania’s annual inflation rate eased for the fifth straight month to 4 percent in January of 2015 from 4.8 percent in the previous month, due to slower rises in food and fuel cost. Published on 2015-02-09

Tanzania Inflation Rate Down to 4-Year Low
Tanzania annual inflation rate slowed to 4.8 percent in December of 2014 from 5.8 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest figure since October of 2010 as food prices eased. Published on 2015-01-08


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-08 10:20 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
4.8% 5.8% 5.74%
2015-02-09 10:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
4.0% 4.8% 4.58%
2015-03-09 10:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
4.2% 4.0% 3.69%
2015-04-08 11:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
4.2% 4.6%
2015-05-08 11:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
3.49%
2015-06-08 11:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
3.47%


Tanzania Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.20 4.00 19.80 3.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 152.60 151.10 152.60 0.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.90 5.70 27.84 4.90 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.60 24.89 -2.88 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 7.70 Feb/15 7.14 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Feb/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Feb/15 0.80 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.30 Feb/15 -0.40 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.37 Feb/15 5.19 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.38 Mar/15 6.29 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.00 Feb/15 3.07 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.14 Feb/15 0.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.70 Feb/15 15.00 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.80 Feb/15 -0.50 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.55 Feb/15 7.24 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Feb/15 0.30 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States 0.00 Feb/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]