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

Botswana's annual inflation rate fell to 3.1 percent in June of 2018 from 3.3 percent in May. Prices dropped further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.6 percent compared to -0.5 percent in May) and rose less for miscellaneous goods and services (7.5 percent compared to 8.5 percent). Also, cost of communication went down 8.2 percent after rising 1.2 percent in May as revised prepaid voice call tariffs by mobile service providers went into effect on the 1st June 2018. On the other hand, inflation accelerated for housing and utilities (3.6 percent compared to 3.4 percent), transport (7.5 percent compared to 6.2 percent), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (0.7 percent compared to 0.5 percent) and clothing and footwear (2.2 percent compared to 2.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat after edging up 0.1 percent in May. Inflation Rate in Botswana averaged 7.19 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
2018-05-15 01:10 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.4% 2.8% 2.9%
2018-06-15 08:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.3% 3.4% 3.5%
2018-07-13 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.1% 3.3% 3.3%
2018-08-15 12:50 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.1% 3.2%
2018-09-14 12:50 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.3%
2018-10-15 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.4%


Botswana Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.10 3.30 15.06 2.60 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 106.10 106.10 106.10 22.15 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 104.50 104.30 104.50 89.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.80 1.80 7.70 1.80 percent [+]
Food Inflation -0.60 -0.50 25.11 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.10 3.23 -0.64 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 108.80 108.40 108.80 29.56 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 109.00 107.40 109.51 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.10 3.30 15.06 2.60 1997 - 2018 percent Monthly
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inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 4.39 Jun/18
Canada 2.20 May/18
China 1.90 Jun/18
Euro Area 2.00 Jun/18
France 2.00 Jun/18
Germany 2.10 Jun/18
India 5.00 Jun/18
Indonesia 3.12 Jun/18
Italy 1.30 Jun/18
Japan 0.70 May/18
Mexico 4.65 Jun/18
Netherlands 1.70 Jun/18
Russia 2.30 Jun/18
South Korea 1.50 Jun/18
Spain 2.30 Jun/18
Switzerland 1.10 Jun/18
Turkey 15.39 Jun/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Jun/18
United States 2.90 Jun/18


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