Zambia Inflation Rate  2005-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The consumer price index in Zambia rose 6.2 percent year-on-year in January of 2018, up from a 6.1 percent gain in December. Prices were higher for non-food products (8.1 percent vs 7.5 percent), namely due to increases in costs of lifebuoy soap, firewood, men leather shoes, jik bleach and Sanpic disfectants. Meanwhile, prices slowed for food (4.6 percent vs 4.8 percent), mostly breakfast mealie meal, roller mealie meal and maize grain. On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 1 percent compared to a 0.7 percent rise in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Zambia averaged 9.91 percent from 2005 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 22.90 percent in February of 2016 and a record low of 6 percent in December of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-30 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6.3% 6.4% 6.2%
2017-12-28 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6.1% 6.3% 6.1%
2018-01-25 08:10 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6.2% 6.1% 6.0%
2018-02-22 08:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6.2% 6.1%
2018-03-30 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6.80%
2018-04-27 08:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.10%


Zambia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.20 6.10 22.90 6.00 percent [+]
Food Inflation 4.60 4.80 26.50 3.50 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.00 0.70 6.20 -0.30 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 211.09 212.66 213.18 103.50 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 203.15 201.18 203.15 82.70 Index Points [+]


Zambia Inflation Rate

In Zambia, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods. This page provides the latest reported value for - Zambia Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Zambia Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.20 6.10 22.90 6.00 2005 - 2018 percent Monthly




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Dec/17
Brazil 2.86 Jan/18
Canada 1.90 Dec/17
China 1.50 Jan/18
Euro Area 1.30 Jan/18
France 1.40 Jan/18
Germany 1.60 Jan/18
India 5.07 Jan/18
Indonesia 3.25 Jan/18
Italy 0.80 Jan/18
Japan 1.00 Dec/17
Mexico 5.55 Jan/18
Netherlands 1.50 Jan/18
Russia 2.20 Jan/18
South Korea 1.00 Jan/18
Spain 0.60 Jan/18
Switzerland 0.70 Jan/18
Turkey 10.35 Jan/18
United Kingdom 3.00 Jan/18
United States 2.10 Jan/18


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