The inflation rate in Burundi was recorded at 7.70 percent in July of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Burundi averaged 10.78 percent from 1974 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 44.93 percent in May of 1997 and a record low of -8.40 percent in October of 2018. This page provides - Burundi Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Burundi Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Burundi is expected to be 6.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Burundi to stand at 6.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Burundi Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 6.30 percent in 2021 and 6.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Burundi Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.40 7.70 44.93 -8.40 1974 - 2020 percent Monthly
2016/2017=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-23 09:10 AM Sep 2.0% -0.6% -2.0%
2019-11-19 02:00 PM Oct 4.0% 2.0% 1.8%
2019-12-23 02:00 PM Nov 3.6% 4.0% 4.6%
2020-01-20 09:00 AM Dec 4.9% 3.6% 3.8%


News Stream
Burundi December Inflation Rate at Near 2-Year High of 4.9%
Burundi's consumer price inflation picked up to 4.9 percent in December 2019 from 3.6 percent in the prior month. It was the highest inflation rate since January 2018. Main upward pressure came from prices food & non-alcoholic beverages (8.8 percent vs 6.4 percent in November); recreation & culture (10.3 percent vs 10.2 percent); clothing & footwear (3.5 percent vs 1.6 percent) and restaurants & hotels (0.3 percent vs -0.3 percent). On the other hand, cost slowed for housing & utilities (1.2 percent vs 2.4 percent) while it fell primarily for transport (-1.9 percent vs -1.8 percent).
2020-01-20
Burundi Inflation Rate Eases from 2-Year High
Burundi's consumer price inflation fell to 3.6 percent in November 2019 from a near two-year high of 4.0 percent in the previous month, as prices rose at a softer rate for housing & utilities (2.4 percent vs 2.5 percent), clothing & footwear (1.6 percent vs 3.8 percent), and recreation & culture (10.2 percent vs 12.5 percent). By contrast, cost fell for transport (-1.8 percent vs -1.9 percent), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (-3.0 percent vs -2.3 percent), restaurants & hotels (-0.3 percent vs 0.4 percent), and miscellaneous goods & services (-1.9 percent vs 2.9 percent). Food inflation rose to 6.4 percent from 6.2 percent in October.
2019-12-23
Burundi Inflation Rate at Near 2-Year High of 4%
The annual inflation rate in Burundi rose to 4 percent in October 2019 from 2 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since January last year, mainly driven by food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.2 percent vs 2.9 percent in September), of which fish & seafood (32.5 percent), meat (13.5 percent) and bread & cereals (12 percent). Additional upward pressure came from prices of recreation & culture (12.5 percent vs 12.3 percent); housing & utilities (2.5 percent vs 1.5 percent); clothing & footwear (3.8 percent vs 1.7 percent); restaurants & hotels (0.4 percent vs -1.1 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (2.9 percent vs 0.9 percent). In contrast, cost fell for transport (-1.9 percent vs 0.2 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (-2.3 percent vs -0.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.6 percent, after rising 0.9 percent in the previous month.
2019-11-19

Burundi Inflation Rate
In Burundi, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods.