The annual inflation rate in Botswana increased to 3.8 percent in November of 2018 from 3.6 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since November of 2014, as prices rose further for transport (11.6 percent vs 11 percent); housing & utilities (3.7 percent vs 3.5 percent) and alcoholic beverages, tobacco & narcotics (1.3 percent vs 1.1 percent). Additionally, cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages dropped at a softer pace (-0.8 percent vs -1.1 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for miscellaneous goods & services (at 6.8 percent, the same as in October); furnishings & household equipment (2.0 percent); clothing & footwear (1.4 percent); education (5.4 percent); health (at 1.0 percent) and restaurants & hotels (3.2 percent). Also, cost of communication continued to fall (-9.1 percent, the same as in October). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.4 percent, after a 0.7 percent gain in the prior month. Inflation Rate in Botswana averaged 7.11 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.

Inflation Rate in Botswana is expected to be 3.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Botswana to stand at 4.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Botswana Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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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 05:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.8% 3.6% 3.7%
2019-01-14 02:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.8% 3.70%
2019-02-15 03:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY
2019-03-15 02:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY


Botswana Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.80 3.60 15.06 2.60 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 107.30 106.90 107.30 22.15 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 104.70 104.60 104.70 89.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.70 1.60 7.70 1.60 percent [+]
Food Inflation -0.80 -1.10 25.11 -1.30 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.70 3.23 -0.64 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 109.60 109.40 109.60 29.56 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 114.60 112.90 114.60 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.80 3.60 15.06 2.60 1997 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 48.00 Nov/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 4.05 Nov/18
Canada 2.40 Oct/18
China 2.20 Nov/18
Euro Area 2.00 Nov/18
France 1.90 Nov/18
Germany 2.30 Nov/18
India 2.33 Nov/18
Indonesia 3.23 Nov/18
Italy 1.60 Nov/18
Japan 1.40 Oct/18
Mexico 4.72 Nov/18
Netherlands 2.00 Nov/18
Russia 3.80 Nov/18
Saudi Arabia 2.40 Oct/18
Singapore 0.70 Oct/18
South Africa 5.20 Nov/18
South Korea 2.00 Nov/18
Spain 1.70 Nov/18
Switzerland 0.90 Nov/18
Turkey 21.62 Nov/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
United States 2.20 Nov/18


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