The annual inflation rate in Zimbabwe increased to 59.39 percent in February of 2019 from 56.9 percent in January. The inflation hit a new high since at least December of 2009, due to rising prices for basic goods. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.67 percent, following a 10.75 percent jump in January. The inflation surged in October last year amid a dollar shortage. The central bank governor recently said inflation is seen falling to between 10 and 15 percent by the end of the year. Inflation Rate in Zimbabwe averaged 2.96 percent from 2009 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 59.39 percent in February of 2019 and a record low of -7.50 percent in December of 2009.

Inflation Rate in Zimbabwe is expected to be 70.00 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 16.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Zimbabwe Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 9.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-17 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 31.01% 20.85% 20.5%
2019-01-17 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 42.09% 31.01% 38%
2019-02-15 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 56.9% 42.09% 53%
2019-03-15 09:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 59.39% 56.9% 62%
2019-04-16 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 59.39% 70%
2019-05-15 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 77%
2019-06-14 01:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 85%


Zimbabwe Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 59.39 56.90 59.39 -7.50 percent [+]
Food Inflation 63.70 53.60 353131459.30 -15.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.67 10.75 16.44 -3.00 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 114.00 111.00 114.00 72.10 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 209.80 227.30 227.30 93.50 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 159.20 156.60 159.20 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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.39 56.90 59.39 -7.50 2009 - 2019 percent Monthly
2012M12=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 50.70 Feb/19
Australia 1.80 Dec/18
Brazil 3.89 Feb/19
Canada 1.50 Feb/19
China 1.50 Feb/19
Euro Area 1.50 Feb/19
France 1.30 Feb/19
Germany 1.50 Feb/19
India 2.57 Feb/19
Indonesia 2.57 Feb/19
Italy 1.00 Feb/19
Japan 0.20 Feb/19
Mexico 3.94 Feb/19
Netherlands 2.60 Feb/19
Russia 5.20 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia -2.20 Feb/19
Singapore 0.40 Jan/19
South Africa 4.10 Feb/19
South Korea 0.50 Feb/19
Spain 1.10 Feb/19
Switzerland 0.60 Feb/19
Turkey 19.67 Feb/19
United Kingdom 1.90 Feb/19
United States 1.50 Feb/19


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