The annual producer inflation rate in Tunisia rose to 9.0 percent in September of 2018 from 8.5 percent in the previous month. It was the highest producer inflation rate since October of 2008, as cost of mining rebounded (10.6 percent compared to -4.5 percent in August). Also, prices increased at a faster pace for energy (3.3 percent compared to 2.3 percent) while inflation was steady for manufacturing (9.9 percent, the same as in August). On a monthly basis, producer prices went up 0.8 percent, after a 0.4 percent gain in the prior month. Producer Prices Change in Tunisia averaged 3.30 percent from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 12 percent in September of 2008 and a record low of -2.20 percent in July of 2009.
Producer Prices Change in Tunisia is expected to be 7.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Producer Prices Change in Tunisia to stand at 7.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Tunisia Producer Prices Change is projected to trend around 7.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.