Annual inflation rate in Zimbabwe jumped to 20.85 percent in October of 2018 from 5.39 percent in September. It is the highest inflation rate since at least 2009 when the country's statistical office started publishing official inflation figures again. A rise in prices of cooking oil, flour and sugar was the main driver of inflation. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 16.44 percent, following a 0.92 percent gain in September, also a record high since at least 2009. Inflation Rate in Zimbabwe averaged 1.30 percent from 2009 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 20.85 percent in October of 2018 and a record low of -7.50 percent in December of 2009.

Inflation Rate in Zimbabwe is expected to be 5.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Zimbabwe to stand at 6.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Zimbabwe 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
2018-08-15 02:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.29% 2.91% 3.1%
2018-09-17 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.83% 4.29% 4.4%
2018-10-15 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.39% 4.83% 5%
2018-11-13 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 20.85% 5.39% 5.5%
2018-12-14 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 20.85% 20.5%
2019-01-16 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.60%
2019-02-15 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY


Zimbabwe Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 20.85 5.39 20.85 -7.50 percent [+]
Food Inflation 26.80 7.90 353131459.30 -15.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 16.44 0.92 16.44 -3.00 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 98.70 95.90 103.60 72.10 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 117.30 98.50 117.30 93.50 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 118.70 102.00 118.70 87.40 Index Points [+]


Zimbabwe Inflation Rate

In Zimbabwe, 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 - Zimbabwe Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Zimbabwe Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
20.85 5.39 20.85 -7.50 2009 - 2018 percent Monthly
2012M12=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 45.50 Oct/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 4.05 Nov/18
Canada 2.40 Oct/18
China 2.20 Nov/18
Euro Area 2.00 Nov/18
France 1.90 Nov/18
Germany 2.30 Nov/18
India 3.31 Oct/18
Indonesia 3.23 Nov/18
Italy 1.70 Nov/18
Japan 1.40 Oct/18
Mexico 4.72 Nov/18
Netherlands 2.00 Nov/18
Russia 3.80 Nov/18
Saudi Arabia 2.40 Oct/18
Singapore 0.70 Oct/18
South Africa 5.20 Nov/18
South Korea 2.00 Nov/18
Spain 1.70 Nov/18
Switzerland 0.90 Nov/18
Turkey 21.62 Nov/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
United States 2.50 Oct/18


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