Tanzania Inflation Rate  1999-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The annual inflation rate in Tanzania fell to 3.6 percent in May of 2018 from 3.8 percent in April. The inflation rate remained the lowest since January of 2004, mainly due to a slowdown in food and non-alcoholic beverages and clothing and footwear prices. Inflation Rate in Tanzania averaged 7.17 percent from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 19.80 percent in December of 2011 and a record low of 3.40 percent in January of 2003.

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Tanzania Inflation Rate Lowest Since Early 2004


The annual inflation rate in Tanzania fell to 3.6 percent in May of 2018 from 3.8 percent in April. The inflation rate remained the lowest since January of 2004, mainly due to a slowdown in food and non-alcoholic beverages and clothing and footwear prices.

Year-on-year, prices eased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.6 percent compared to 3.6 percent in April); clothing and footwear (2.4 percent compared to 2.6 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.3 percent compared to 1.6 percent); health (1.2 percent compared to 1.9 percent); recreation and culture (0.7 percent compared to 1.2 percent) and education (2.3 percent compared to 2.4 percent). On the other hand, cost increased further for transport (1.9 percent compared to 1.8 percent); housing and utilities (15.0 percent compared to 13.1 percent); furnishing and household equipment (2.3 percent compared to 2.0 percent); restaurants and hotels (1.0 percent compared to 0.8 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (1.2 percent compared to 0.9 percent). In addition, inflation was steady for communication (0.1 percent, the same as in April). 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged, following a 0.4 percent gain in the prior month. Prices of food dropped 0.5 percent from a 0.3 percent rise.

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, went up 1.6 percent, up from a 1.4 percent increase in April.


National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com
6/8/2018 11:48:05 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-09 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.9% 4.1% 4.30%
2018-05-08 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.8% 3.9% 4.0%
2018-06-08 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.6% 3.8% 3.7%
2018-07-10 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.6% 3.60%
2018-08-09 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.50%
2018-09-10 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.60%


Tanzania Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.60 3.80 19.80 3.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 113.24 113.18 113.24 58.89 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.60 3.60 27.84 2.60 percent [+]
Import Prices 123.20 120.70 123.20 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices 118.90 118.20 120.60 103.60 Index points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.40 24.89 -2.88 percent [+]
Export Prices 149.80 145.30 149.80 100.00 Index points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 130.36 127.29 130.36 51.88 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 102.05 102.38 102.38 75.59 Index Points [+]


Tanzania Inflation Rate

In Tanzania, the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) measures the change over time in the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services that are purchased by a representative sample of households. The index weights are based on expenditures of both urban and rural households in the 25 geographic regions. The most important categories in the NCPI are Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages (38.5 percent of total weight); Transport (12.5 percent); Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuel (11.6 percent); Clothing and Footwear (8.3 percent) and Furnishing, Housing Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House (6.3 percent). The index also includes: Communication (5.6 percent of total weight), Restaurants and Hotels (4.2 percent of total weight), Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (3.7 percent), Miscellaneous Goods and Services (3.1 percent), Health (2.9 percent), Recreation and Culture (1.6 percent) and Education (1.5 percent). This page provides - Tanzania Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Tanzania Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 3.80 19.80 3.40 1999 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 2.86 May/18
Canada 2.20 Apr/18
China 1.80 May/18
Euro Area 1.90 May/18
France 2.00 May/18
Germany 2.20 May/18
India 4.87 May/18
Indonesia 3.23 May/18
Italy 1.00 May/18
Japan 0.60 Apr/18
Mexico 4.51 May/18
Netherlands 1.70 May/18
Russia 2.40 May/18
South Korea 1.50 May/18
Spain 2.10 May/18
Switzerland 1.00 May/18
Turkey 12.15 May/18
United Kingdom 2.40 May/18
United States 2.80 May/18


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