Botswana Inflation Rate  1997-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Botswana increased 2.9% year-on-year in November of 2017, easing from a 3.0% rise in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since November of 2016, as prices advanced at a slower pace for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.7% compared to 2.4% in October); housing & utilities (5.5% compared to 5.7%); miscellaneous goods & services (2.2% compared to 2.4%); alcoholic beverages, tobacco & narcotics (3.3% compared to 4.1%); furnishings & household equipment (2.7% compared to 3.1%); clothing & footwear (2.6% compared to 2.9%); health (1.9% compared to 2.1%) and restaurants & hotels (3.5% compared to 3.8%). Meantime, prices rose faster for transport (2.5% compared to 1.7%) and inflation was steady for communication (1.3%) and education (4.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2% after a flat reading in the prior month. Inflation Rate in Botswana averaged 7.30 percent from 1997 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-13 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.2% 3.4% 3.5%
2017-11-15 02:45 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.0% 3.2% 3.2%
2017-12-15 09:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.9% 3.0% 3.2%
2018-01-16 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.9%
2018-02-15 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2018-03-15 08:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY


Botswana Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.90 3.00 15.06 2.60 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.40 103.20 103.40 22.15 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 103.00 103.00 103.00 89.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.40 2.80 7.70 2.40 percent [+]
Food Inflation 1.70 2.40 25.11 0.70 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 102.70 101.70 109.51 31.74 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.00 3.23 -0.64 percent [+]


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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.90 3.00 15.06 2.60 1997 - 2017 percent Monthly
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Australia 1.80 Sep/17
Brazil 2.80 Nov/17
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Germany 1.80 Nov/17
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Japan 0.20 Oct/17
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Spain 1.70 Nov/17
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