Namibia Inflation Rate  1973-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The annual inflation rate in Namibia fell to 4.4 percent in August of 2018 from a 4.5 percent in the previous month. Prices slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.7 percent from 2.9 percent in July); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (5.4 percent from 6.8 percent); furnishings & household equipment (a flat reading from 0.6 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (3.9 percent from 4.0 percent) and hotels & restaurants (4.5 percent from 6.1 percent). Also, cost dropped for communication (-1.4 percent from 0.3 percent) and declined faster for clothing & footwear (-5.2 percent from -5.0 percent). Meanwhile, prices increased further for housing & utilities (4.4 percent from 3.7 percent); transport (9.7 percent from 8.9 percent) and recreation & culture (3.4 percent from 3.1 percent). Additionally, inflation was steady for education (at 9.9 percent, the same as in July) and health (at 5.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged, following a 0.5 percent gain in July. Inflation Rate in Namibia averaged 9.48 percent from 1973 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 20.54 percent in June of 1992 and a record low of 0.94 percent in May of 2005.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-12 08:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4% 3.8% 3.9%
2018-08-15 08:10 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.5% 4% 4.2%
2018-09-13 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.4% 4.5% 4.7%
2018-10-12 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.4% 4.2%
2018-11-15 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4%
2018-12-14 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4%


Namibia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.40 4.50 20.54 0.94 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 132.87 132.82 132.87 2.06 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.70 2.90 13.20 2.00 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.53 3.20 -0.30 percent [+]
Import Prices 127.80 129.00 129.00 84.10 Index Points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 132.51 132.41 132.51 54.71 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 128.50 127.47 128.50 88.70 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 174.00 161.20 174.00 78.80 Index Points [+]
Gdp Deflator 162.35 151.98 162.35 81.39 Index Points [+]


Namibia Inflation Rate

In Namibia, the most important category in the consumer price index is Housing and Utilities (28.4 percent of total weight). Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages accounts for 16.5 percent; Transport for 14.3 percent; Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco for 12.6 percent; Furnishings and Household Equipment for 5.5 percent; and Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 5.4 percent. Communication, Education, Recreation and Culture, Clothing and Footwear, Health and Hotels, Cafés and Restaurants account for the remaining 17.6 percent of total weight. This page provides the latest reported value for - Namibia Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Namibia Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.40 4.50 20.54 0.94 1973 - 2018 percent Monthly
2012M12=100, NSA




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Argentina 34.40 Aug/18
Australia 2.10 Jun/18
Brazil 4.19 Aug/18
Canada 2.80 Aug/18
China 2.30 Aug/18
Euro Area 2.00 Aug/18
France 2.30 Aug/18
Germany 2.00 Aug/18
India 3.69 Aug/18
Indonesia 3.20 Aug/18
Italy 1.60 Aug/18
Japan 1.30 Aug/18
Mexico 4.90 Aug/18
Netherlands 2.30 Aug/18
Russia 3.10 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Jul/18
Singapore 0.60 Jul/18
South Africa 4.90 Aug/18
South Korea 1.40 Aug/18
Spain 2.20 Aug/18
Switzerland 1.20 Aug/18
Turkey 17.90 Aug/18
United Kingdom 2.70 Aug/18
United States 2.70 Aug/18


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