The annual inflation rate in Uganda increased to 2.7 percent in January 2019 from 2.2 percent in the prior month. Prices rose faster mainly for housing & utilities (3.5% vs 3.3% in December); miscellaneous goods & services (3.9% vs 3.1%); recreation & culture (2.4% vs 1.9%); restaurants & hotels (1.8% vs 1.1%) and clothing & footwear (6.7% vs 5.5%). Also, inflation quickened for furnishings (4.3% vs 3.8%) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.2% vs 1.1%). In contrast, cost slowed for transport (9.5% vs 9.8%); communication (5.5% vs 5.7%); health (1.7% vs 1.9%) while fell for food & non-alcoholic beverages (-1.5% vs -2.5%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.2 percent, after decreasing 0.2 percent in the prior month. Inflation Rate in Uganda averaged 6.36 percent from 1998 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 24.50 percent in November of 2011 and a record low of -5.36 percent in November of 2001.

Inflation Rate in Uganda is expected to be 3.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Uganda to stand at 5.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Uganda Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-31 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3% 3.7% 3.8%
2018-11-30 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3% 3% 3.3%
2018-12-31 11:25 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.2% 3% 3.2%
2019-01-31 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.7% 2.2% 2.0%
2019-02-28 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.7% 3.1%
2019-03-29 08:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.5%
2019-04-30 08:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY


Uganda Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.70 2.20 24.50 -5.36 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 174.30 174.00 175.20 101.90 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -1.50 -2.50 40.65 -11.22 percent [+]
Import Prices 127.13 129.76 208.65 64.95 Index points [+]
Producer Prices 180.87 182.20 186.80 180.87 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.20 -2.40 8.70 -3.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 -0.20 5.20 -2.10 percent [+]
Export Prices 171.23 171.54 225.35 60.13 Index points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 197.82 196.22 200.24 103.60 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 159.51 161.72 161.72 101.80 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 170.50 170.30 170.50 70.19 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 3.40 2.80 22.70 0.80 percent [+]


Uganda Inflation Rate

In Uganda, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods. This page provides - Uganda Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Uganda Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.70 2.20 24.50 -5.36 1998 - 2019 percent Monthly
2009/2010=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 48.90 Jan/19
Australia 1.80 Dec/18
Brazil 3.78 Jan/19
Canada 2.00 Dec/18
China 1.70 Jan/19
Euro Area 1.40 Jan/19
France 1.20 Jan/19
Germany 1.40 Jan/19
India 2.05 Jan/19
Indonesia 2.82 Jan/19
Italy 0.90 Jan/19
Japan 0.30 Dec/18
Mexico 4.37 Jan/19
Netherlands 2.20 Jan/19
Russia 5.00 Jan/19
Saudi Arabia -1.90 Jan/19
Singapore 0.50 Dec/18
South Africa 4.50 Dec/18
South Korea 0.80 Jan/19
Spain 1.00 Jan/19
Switzerland 0.60 Jan/19
Turkey 20.35 Jan/19
United Kingdom 1.80 Jan/19
United States 1.60 Jan/19


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