East Timor's annual inflation increased to 3.4 percent in April 2021, the highest level since December 2013, from 2.9 percent in the previous month, as food & non-alcoholic beverages inflation accelerated to a 7-1/2 year high of 5.2 percent in April from 4.4 percent in March, due to an increase in prices of vegetables (5%), rice (13%), milk, cheese and eggs (4.0%) and oil fats (8.9%). A 0.8 percent rise in transport prices also had a bigger impact on CPI (vs -0.3% in March), was driven by operation of personal transport equipment. Main upward pressures also came from, alcohol & tobacco (7.6% vs 7.5%), housing (0.4% vs 0.4%). Conversely, cost fell for furnishings & household equipment (-0.9% vs -0.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced by 0.6 percent in April, easing from a 0.7 gain percent in March. source: National Statistics Directorate, Timor

Inflation Rate in East Timor averaged 4.51 percent from 2004 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 18 percent in February of 2007 and a record low of -2.50 percent in August of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - East Timor Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. East Timor Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Inflation Rate in East Timor is expected to be 3.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in East Timor to stand at 2.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the East Timor Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2022 and 2.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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East Timor Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 2.90 18.00 -2.50 2004 - 2021 percent Monthly
2012=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-17 01:00 AM Jan 2.0% 1.2% 1.4%
2021-04-19 02:00 AM Feb 2.5% 2.0% 2.9%
2021-04-27 01:40 AM Mar 2.9% 2.5% 3.1%
2021-05-25 01:50 AM Apr 3.4% 2.9%
2021-06-23 02:00 AM May 3.4%
2021-07-22 02:00 AM Jun
2021-08-24 02:00 AM Jul
2021-09-23 02:00 AM Aug


News Stream
East Timor Inflation Rate at Near 7-1/2 Year High of 3.4%
East Timor's annual inflation increased to 3.4 percent in April 2021, the highest level since December 2013, from 2.9 percent in the previous month, as food & non-alcoholic beverages inflation accelerated to a 7-1/2 year high of 5.2 percent in April from 4.4 percent in March, due to an increase in prices of vegetables (5%), rice (13%), milk, cheese and eggs (4.0%) and oil fats (8.9%). A 0.8 percent rise in transport prices also had a bigger impact on CPI (vs -0.3% in March), was driven by operation of personal transport equipment. Main upward pressures also came from, alcohol & tobacco (7.6% vs 7.5%), housing (0.4% vs 0.4%). Conversely, cost fell for furnishings & household equipment (-0.9% vs -0.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced by 0.6 percent in April, easing from a 0.7 gain percent in March.
2021-05-25
East Timor Inflation Rate at 2-1/2-Year High of 2.9%
East Timor's annual inflation increased to a 30-month high of 2.9 percent in March 2021 from 2.5 percent in the previous month. Main upward pressures mainly came from food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.4 percent vs 4 percent in February), alcohol & tobacco (7.5 percent vs 5.5 percent), housing (0.4 percent vs 0.3 percent). In contrast, cost dropped for transport (-0.3 percent vs -1.1 percent), clothing & footwear (-0.1 percent vs 0.1 percent), and furnishings & household equipment. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.7 percent in March, after increasing 0.4 percent in February.
2021-04-27
East Timor Inflation Rate at 28-Month High in February
East Timor's annual inflation increased to a 28-month high of 2.5 percent in February 2021 from 2.0 percent in the previous month. Main upward pressures mainly came from food & non-alcoholic beverages (4 percent vs 3.3 percent in January), alcohol & tobacco (5.5 percent vs 5.3 percent), housing (0.3 percent vs 0.1 percent), and furnishings & household equipment (0.1 percent vs -0.8 percent). In contrast, cost fell for both transport (-1.1 percent vs -1.2 percent) and clothing & footwear (-0.1 percent vs 0.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up by 0.4 percent in February, the least in three months, after gaining 1.0 percent in January.
2021-04-19
East Timor Inflation Rate at 25-Month High
East Timor's annual inflation increased to 2.0 percent in January 2021 from 1.2 percent in the previous month. This was the highest reading since December 2018, as prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages rose by 3.3 percent, the most in seven years. Additional upward pressure also came from alcohol & tobacco (5.3% vs -0.4%), clothing & footwear (0.2% vs 2.2%), and housing (0.1 percent vs flat reading). At the same time, cost fell at a slower rate for both transport prices (-1.2 percent vs -2.5%) and furniture & household equipment (-0.8% vs -1%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up by 1.0 percent in January, after gaining 0.5 percent in December.
2021-02-17

East Timor Inflation Rate
In East Timor, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods. The most important category in the Timor-Leste CPI is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (64 percent of the total weight), of which Rice (17 percent), Vegetables (15 percent) and Meat (8 percent). Other important categories are: Transport (6 percent); Clothing and Footwear (6 percent); Housing (6 percent); Alcohol and Tobacco (5 percent); and Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance (4 percent). The index also includes: Recreation and Culture (3 percent); Communication (2 percent); Education (2 percent); and Health (1 percent).