The annual inflation rate in Zambia rose to 7.9 percent in December of 2018 from 7.8 percent in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Zambia averaged 9.75 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.

Inflation Rate in Zambia is expected to be 8.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Zambia to stand at 8.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Zambia Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 6.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

Zambia Inflation Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-27 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.9% 8.1% 8.4%
2018-10-25 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 8.3% 7.9% 8.0%
2018-11-29 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.8% 8.3% 8.3%
2018-12-27 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.9% 7.8% 8.5%
2019-01-25 08:10 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.9% 8%
2019-02-22 08:10 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2019-03-29 08:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 8.6%


Zambia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 7.90 7.80 22.90 6.00 percent [+]
Food Inflation 8.10 8.40 26.50 3.50 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.80 0.90 6.20 -0.30 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 237.74 236.97 237.74 107.92 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 247.74 244.89 247.74 103.50 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 217.07 215.37 217.07 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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.90 7.80 22.90 6.00 2005 - 2018 percent Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 47.10 Dec/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 3.75 Dec/18
Canada 2.00 Dec/18
China 1.90 Dec/18
Euro Area 1.60 Dec/18
France 1.60 Dec/18
Germany 1.70 Dec/18
India 2.19 Dec/18
Indonesia 3.13 Dec/18
Italy 1.10 Dec/18
Japan 0.30 Dec/18
Mexico 4.83 Dec/18
Netherlands 2.00 Dec/18
Russia 4.30 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Dec/18
Singapore 0.50 Dec/18
South Africa 4.50 Dec/18
South Korea 1.30 Dec/18
Spain 1.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 0.70 Dec/18
Turkey 20.30 Dec/18
United Kingdom 2.10 Dec/18
United States 1.90 Dec/18


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