Tanzania Inflation Rate  1999-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Tanzania rose 4.4 percent year-on-year in November of 2017, easing from a 5.1 percent increase in October. It was the lowest inflation rate since March of 2015, mainly due to a slower rise in prices of food, namely meat, fish, vegetables, Irish potatoes and cassava. Inflation Rate in Tanzania averaged 7.26 percent from 1999 until 2017, 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 2015


Consumer prices in Tanzania rose 4.4 percent year-on-year in November of 2017, easing from a 5.1 percent increase in October. It was the lowest inflation rate since March of 2015, mainly due to a slower rise in prices of food, namely meat, fish, vegetables, Irish potatoes and cassava.

Year-on-year, prices advanced less for food and non-alcoholic beverages (7.4 percent vs 8.8 percent in October), namely meat, fish, vegetables, Irish potatoes and cassava. Also, cost slowed for: transport (0.1 percent vs 0.2 percent); clothing and footwear (3.1 percent vs 3.4 percent); furniture and household equipment (1.8 percent vs 2.8 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (2.6 percent vs 3 percent); restaurants and hotels (0.3 percent vs 0.6 percent); recreation and culture (1.6 percent vs 1.9 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (2.5 percent vs 2.6 percent). In addition, prices fell more for communication (-1 percent vs -0.9 percent).

On the other hand, cost was higher for housing and utilities (7.8 percent vs 7.6 percent); 

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, went up 1.4 percent from 1.7 percent in October. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.5 percent, following a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month. Prices of food went up 0.8 percent, after decreasing 0.3 percent in October, namely due to increases in rice (0.9 percent); sorghum grain (2.5 percent), sorghum flour (6.9 percent), fresh fish (3.2 percent), dried sardines (4.2 percent), vegetables (1.5 percent), round potatoes (5.7 percent), cassava fresh (2.7 percent), sweet potatoes (2.8 percent), dry cassava (4.2 percent). Meantime, also non-food items contributed to the rise, including kerosene (4.6 percent), diesel (2.0 percent) and petrol (2.8 percent).

National Bureau of Statistics | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
12/8/2017 6:02:37 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-09 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.3% 5.0% 5.1%
2017-11-08 10:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.1% 5.3% 6%
2017-12-08 10:10 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.4% 5.1% 6.1%
2018-01-09 10:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.4%
2018-02-08 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2018-03-08 10:25 AM Inflation Rate YoY


Tanzania Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.40 5.10 19.80 3.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 108.94 108.41 109.26 58.89 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 7.40 8.80 27.84 4.90 percent [+]
Producer Prices 117.50 116.30 118.80 103.60 Index points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 -0.10 24.89 -2.88 percent [+]
Import Prices 120.70 118.70 120.70 100.00 Index points [+]
Export Prices 145.30 143.70 145.30 100.00 Index points [+]
CPI Transportation 100.10 99.83 100.74 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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.40 5.10 19.80 3.40 1999 - 2017 percent Monthly
2015=100




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