Botswana Inflation Rate  1997-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Botswana’s annual inflation rate increased to 3.4 percent in April of 2018 from 2.8 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since August last year, as prices rose faster for transport (6.3 percent from 4.0 percent in March); miscellaneous goods & services (8.5 percent from 3.2 percent); clothing & footwear (2.1 percent from 2.0 percent); communication (1.3 percent from 1.2 percent) and restaurant & hotels (3.6 percent from 3.3 percent). On the other hand, cost fell for food & non-alcoholic beverages (-0.1 percent from 0.1 percent) and inflation was steady for education (5.5 percent, the same as in March). Additionally, prices eased for housing & utilities (3.3 percent from 5.7 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.7 percent from 1.4 percent); furnishing & household equipment (2.2 percent from 2.3 percent) and health (1.3 percent from 1.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.3 percent, after increasing 0.1 percent in March. Inflation Rate in Botswana averaged 7.22 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
2018-03-15 02:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.2% 3.1% 3.20%
2018-04-13 08:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.8% 3.2% 3.1%
2018-05-15 01:10 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.4% 2.8% 2.9%
2018-06-15 12:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.4% 3.50%
2018-07-13 10:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.60%
2018-08-15 12:50 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.70%


Botswana Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.40 2.80 15.06 2.60 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 106.00 104.60 106.00 22.15 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 104.20 104.00 104.20 89.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.90 2.00 7.70 1.90 percent [+]
Food Inflation -0.10 0.10 25.11 -0.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.30 0.10 3.23 -0.64 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 107.40 104.90 109.51 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 2.80 15.06 2.60 1997 - 2018 percent Monthly
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inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 2.76 Apr/18
Canada 2.20 Apr/18
China 1.80 Apr/18
Euro Area 1.20 Apr/18
France 1.60 Apr/18
Germany 1.60 Apr/18
India 4.58 Apr/18
Indonesia 3.41 Apr/18
Italy 0.50 Apr/18
Japan 0.60 Apr/18
Mexico 4.55 Apr/18
Netherlands 0.90 Apr/18
Russia 2.40 Apr/18
South Korea 1.60 Apr/18
Spain 1.10 Apr/18
Switzerland 0.80 Apr/18
Turkey 10.85 Apr/18
United Kingdom 2.50 Mar/18
United States 2.50 Apr/18


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