Tanzania Interest Rate

The benchmark interest rate in Tanzania was last recorded at 12 percent. Interest Rate in Tanzania is reported by the Bank of Tanzania. Interest Rate in Tanzania averaged 12.65 Percent from 2002 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 21.42 Percent in June of 2007 and a record low of 3.70 Percent in October of 2009. In Tanzania, interest rates decisions are taken by the Bank of Tanzania. The Bank of Tanzania official interest rate is the bank rate. This page provides - Tanzania Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-17

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
12.00 12.00 21.42 3.70 12.00 | 2014/04 2002 - 2014 Percent Monthly

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Interest Rate 12.00 2014-03-31 12.00 21.42 3.70 12.00 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
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Interest Rate | Notes
The interest rate shown on this page refers to the central bank benchmark interest rate. Usually, the central bank benchmark interest rate is the overnight rate at which central banks make loans to the commercial banks under their jurisdiction. Moving the benchmark interest rate, the central bank is able to make an impact on interest rates of commercial banks, inflation level of the country and national currency exchange rate. Reduction of interest rates should bring increase in business activity, a rise in inflation rate and weakening of national currency. In case of increase in interest rates the level of business activity is likely to drop, inflation declines and national currency strengthens.


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Tanzanian Inflation Rate Edges Up Slightly in March  
The annual consumer prices in Tanzania accelerated to 6.1 percent in March of 2014, from 6.0 percent recorded in February, as food cost edged up. Compared with the same period a year earlier, the inflation rate slowed down from 9.8 in March of 2013.
Tanzania Inflation Rate Unchanged in February  
Tanzania's annual inflation rate was 6.0 percent in February of 2014, unchanged from the previous month. The government targets 5.0 percent inflation by June.
Tanzania Inflation Rate Accelerates in January  
In January of 2014, Tanzania’s annual inflation rate increased to 6 percent after falling in December to a 3-year low at 5.6 percent. The rise was mainly due to higher cost of electricity and natural gas and school fees for both private primary and secondary schools.
Tanzania Inflation Rate Slows in December  
In December of 2013, Tanzanian annual inflation rate slowed to 5.6 percent from 6.2 percent in November. In contrast, monthly inflation accelerated to 1.3 percent due to higher cost of both food and non food items such as petrol and clothing.
Tanzania Inflation Rate Falls to 6.2% in November  
In November of 2013, Tanzanian inflation rate regained its downward trend and slowed to 6.2 percent, after accelerating to 6.3 percent in the previous month.
Tanzania Inflation Rate Accelerates to 6.3% in October  
In October of 2013, Tanzanian annual inflation rate increased to 6.3 percent, slightly up from 6.1 percent in the previous month. With the exception of December last year when the rate remained steady, inflation has been on a downward trend since December of 2011, as good harvest seasons led to a fall in food prices.
Tanzania Inflation Rate Decreases to 6.1% In September  
In September of 2013, Tanzanian inflation rate eased to 6.1 percent, from 6.7 percent in August, mainly due to a slowdown in housing and transport prices.
Tanzania Inflation Rate Eases to 6.7% in August  
In August of 2013, Tanzanian inflation rate eased to 6.7 percent, the lowest rate since January of 2011, mainly due to lower food prices.
Tanzania Inflation Rate Slows to 7.5% in July  
In July of 2013, Tanzanian year-on-year inflation rate eased for the seventh consecutive month to 7.5 percent, from 7.6 percent recorded in June, mainly due to lower energy cost.
Tanzanian Inflation Rate Down to 28-Month Low in June  
In June of 2013, Tanzanian year-on-year inflation rate eased for the sixth month in a row to 7.6 percent, the lowest rate since February of 2011. All food and non-food prices decelerated in June, except for education which remained unchanged from May's figure.
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