East Timor's annual inflation climbed to 4.9 percent in October 2021 from 4.1 in the previous month. This was the highest figure since November 2013, with main upward pressure coming from cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (7.5 percent vs 6.4 percent in September), alcohol and tobacco (6.0 percent vs 7.2 percent), clothing (-0.3 percent vs flat reading), housing (1.1 percent vs -0.5 percent), furnishing and household maintenance (0.2 percent vs -0.3 percent), health (0.7 percent vs flat reading), transport (5.6 percent vs 4.6 percent), and recreation and culture (0.9 percent vs -0.5 percent. In contrast, communication prices dropped further (-0.1 percent vs -0.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.7 percent, the most in six months, after a 0.1 percent gain in September. source: National Statistics Directorate, Timor

Inflation Rate in East Timor averaged 4.49 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 December of 2021.

Inflation Rate in East Timor is expected to be 4.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. 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


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-25 06:00 AM Sep 4.1% 3.9% 4.3%
2021-11-24 02:45 AM Oct 4.9% 4.1% 4.4%
2021-12-22 02:00 AM Nov 4.9%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 4.90 4.10 percent Oct/21
Inflation Rate Mom 0.70 0.10 percent Oct/21
Consumer Price Index CPI 113.00 112.20 points Oct/21
Food Inflation 7.50 6.40 percent Oct/21
CPI Transportation 94.90 94.50 points Oct/21
CPI Housing Utilities 103.60 102.10 points Oct/21
Core Inflation Rate 2.60 2.40 percent Aug/18
Core Consumer Prices 106.60 106.80 points Aug/18

News Stream
East Timor Inflation Rate Hits 8-Month High
East Timor's annual inflation climbed to 4.9 percent in October 2021 from 4.1 in the previous month. This was the highest figure since November 2013, with main upward pressure coming from cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (7.5 percent vs 6.4 percent in September), alcohol and tobacco (6.0 percent vs 7.2 percent), clothing (-0.3 percent vs flat reading), housing (1.1 percent vs -0.5 percent), furnishing and household maintenance (0.2 percent vs -0.3 percent), health (0.7 percent vs flat reading), transport (5.6 percent vs 4.6 percent), and recreation and culture (0.9 percent vs -0.5 percent. In contrast, communication prices dropped further (-0.1 percent vs -0.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.7 percent, the most in six months, after a 0.1 percent gain in September.
2021-11-24
East Timor Inflation Rate at Near 8-Year High
East Timor's annual inflation rate increased to 4.1 percent in September 2021 from 3.9 percent in July, pointing to the highest reading since November 2013. Main upward pressure mainly came from food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.4 percent vs 6.0 percent in August), transport (4.6 percent vs 4.2 percent), and alcohol & tobacco (7.2 percent vs 7.5 percent). By contrast, prices dropped further for housing (-0.6 percent vs -0.2 percent), furnishings, household and routine maintenance (-0.3 percent vs -1.0 percent), and recreation & culture (-0.5 percent vs -0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent in September, after a 0.2 percent gain in August.
2021-10-25
East Timor Inflation Rate Highest Since 2013
East Timor's annual inflation increased to 3.9 percent in August 2021 from 3.6 percent in July, pointing to the highest reading since December 2013. Main upward pressure mainly came from food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.0 percent vs 5.8 percent in July), transport (4.2 percent vs 3.0 percent), and alcohol & tobacco (7.5 percent vs 6.5 percent). By contrast, prices dropped for housing (-0.2 percent vs -0.2 percent), furnishings, household and routine maintenance (-1.0 percent vs -1.3 percent), and recreation & culture (-0.3 percent vs -0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in August, after edging up 0.1 percent in July.
2021-09-24

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).