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.

Tanzania Inflation Rate Edges Up in April


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