The annual inflation rate in Botswana rose to 3.6 percent in October of 2018 from 2.9 percent in September. It was the highest inflation rate since January 2015, as prices advanced faster for transport (11% from 7.3% in September); housing & utilities (3.5% from 3.4%) and alcoholic beverages, tobacco & narcotics (1.1% from 0.8%). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for education (at 5.4%, the same as in September) and health (at 1.0%); while cost fell at the same pace as in the prior month for communication (-9.1%). Contrarily, prices slowed for clothing & footwear (1.4% from 1.6%); miscellaneous goods & services (6.8% from 7.4%); furnishings & household equipment (2.0% from 2.2%) and restaurants & hotels (3.2% from 3.4%); and fell further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (-1.1% from -0.9%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.7 percent. Inflation Rate in Botswana averaged 7.13 percent from 1997 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 15.06 percent in November of 2008 and a record low of 2.60 percent in August of 2016.

Botswana Inflation Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-14 12:50 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3% 3.1% 3.3%
2018-10-15 02:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.9% 3% 3.4%
2018-11-15 01:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.6% 2.9% 2.8%
2018-12-14 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.7%


Botswana Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.60 2.90 15.06 2.60 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 106.20 106.20 106.20 22.15 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 104.60 104.50 104.60 89.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.60 1.60 7.70 1.60 percent [+]
Food Inflation -0.90 -1.30 25.11 -1.30 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.00 3.23 -0.64 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 109.40 109.00 109.40 29.56 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 109.10 109.20 109.51 31.74 Index Points [+]


Botswana Inflation Rate

In Botswana the most important category in the Consumer Price Index is transports (20.65 percent of total weight). Food and non-alcoholic beverages accounts for 16.51 percent; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels for 14.9 percent and miscellaneous goods and services for 10.55 percent. Consumer Price Index in Botswana also includes alcoholic beverages and tobacco (7.83 percent); clothing and footwear (6.27 percent). Furnishings, household equipment and maintenance; education ; restaurants and hotels; communication and health account for the remaining 23.9 percent of total weight. This page provides the latest reported value for - Botswana Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Botswana Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 2.90 15.06 2.60 1997 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Country Last
Argentina 45.50 Oct/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 4.56 Oct/18
Canada 2.20 Sep/18
China 2.50 Oct/18
Euro Area 2.20 Oct/18
France 2.20 Oct/18
Germany 2.50 Oct/18
India 3.31 Oct/18
Indonesia 3.16 Oct/18
Italy 1.60 Oct/18
Japan 1.20 Sep/18
Mexico 4.90 Oct/18
Netherlands 2.10 Oct/18
Russia 3.50 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 2.10 Sep/18
Singapore 0.70 Sep/18
South Africa 4.90 Sep/18
South Korea 2.00 Oct/18
Spain 2.30 Oct/18
Switzerland 1.10 Oct/18
Turkey 25.24 Oct/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
United States 2.50 Oct/18


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