Botswana’s annual inflation rate accelerated to 8.8% in October of 2021 from 8.4% in the previous month. Main upward pressure came from prices of transport (19.3% vs 17.5% in September); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (8.8% vs 9%); housing & utilities (8.2% vs 8.3%); miscellaneous goods & services (7.4% vs 7.3%) and food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.8% vs 6.4%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.9%, the biggest increase in six months, following a 0.5% rise in the prior month. source: Central Statistics Office, Botswana

Inflation Rate in Botswana averaged 6.67 percent from 1997 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 15.06 percent in November of 2008 and a record low of 0.90 percent in June of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Botswana is expected to be 9.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Botswana Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 4.60 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Botswana Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-15 08:25 AM Sep 8.4% 8.8% 9%
2021-11-15 09:45 AM Oct 8.8% 8.4% 8.2%
2021-12-15 09:00 AM Nov 8.8% 9.2%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 8.80 8.40 percent Oct/21
Core Consumer Prices 113.20 112.70 points Oct/21
Core Inflation Rate 7.10 6.80 percent Sep/21
Food Inflation 6.80 6.40 percent Oct/21
Inflation Rate Mom 0.90 0.50 percent Oct/21
CPI Transportation 117.50 114.00 points Oct/21
CPI Housing Utilities 116.70 116.60 points Oct/21

News Stream
Botswana October Inflation Rate Speeds Up to 8.8%
Botswana’s annual inflation rate accelerated to 8.8% in October of 2021 from 8.4% in the previous month. Main upward pressure came from prices of transport (19.3% vs 17.5% in September); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (8.8% vs 9%); housing & utilities (8.2% vs 8.3%); miscellaneous goods & services (7.4% vs 7.3%) and food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.8% vs 6.4%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.9%, the biggest increase in six months, following a 0.5% rise in the prior month.
2021-11-15
Botswana September Inflation Rate Slows for 2nd Month
Botswana’s annual inflation rate eased for the second straight month to 8.4 percent in September of 2021 from 8.8 percent in the prior month. It was the lowest rate since June, amid a softer rise in prices of transport (17.5 percent vs 20.6 percent in August) and as inflation remained steady for food & non-alcoholic beverages (at 6.4 percent) and recreation & culture (at 4.3 percent). Meanwhile, costs continued to advance mostly for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (9 percent vs 8.2 percent); housing & utilities (8.3 percent vs 8.2 percent), miscellaneous goods & services (7.3 percent vs 7 percent) and furnishings (5 percent vs 4.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.5 percent, following a 0.1 percent gain in the previous month.
2021-10-15
Botswana August Inflation Rate Drops to 8.8%
Botswana’s annual inflation rate edged down to 8.8 percent in August of 2021 from 8.9 percent in the previous month, which was its highest level since December of 2011. Prices continued to rise sharply for transport (20.6 percent vs 20.9 percent in July), housing & utilities (8.2 percent vs 8.4 percent); food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.4 percent vs 6.5 percent), and miscellaneous goods & services (7 percent vs 6.6 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices ticked up 0.1 percent, the least in eight months, after a 0.8 percent rise in the previous month.
2021-09-15

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.