Inflation Rate in Botswana remained unchanged at 8.80 percent in August from 8.80 percent in August of 2021. source: Central Statistics Office, Botswana

Inflation Rate in Botswana averaged 6.67 percent from 1997 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 15.06 percent in November of 2008 and a record low of 0.90 percent in June of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Botswana Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Botswana Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Botswana is expected to be 7.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Botswana Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 4.00 percent in 2022 and 3.60 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Botswana Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.80 8.80 15.06 0.90 1997 - 2021 percent Monthly
2018=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-15 02:30 PM May 6.2% 5.6% 5.8%
2021-07-15 08:00 AM Jun 8.2% 6.2% 6.4%
2021-08-13 09:00 AM Jul 8.9% 8.2% 8.6%
2021-09-15 07:00 AM Aug 8.8% 8.9% 8.7%
2021-10-15 10:40 AM Sep 8.8%
2021-11-12 10:40 AM Oct
2021-12-15 09:00 AM Nov


News Stream
Botswana August Inflation Rate Drops to 8.8%
Botswana’s annual inflation rate edged down to 8.8 percent in August of 2021 from 8.9 percent in the previous month, which was its highest level since December of 2011. Prices continued to rise sharply for transport (20.6 percent vs 20.9 percent in July), housing & utilities (8.2 percent vs 8.4 percent); food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.4 percent vs 6.5 percent), and miscellaneous goods & services (7 percent vs 6.6 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices ticked up 0.1 percent, the least in eight months, after a 0.8 percent rise in the previous month.
2021-09-15
Botswana July Inflation Rate Hits Over 9-½-Year High
Botswana’s annual inflation rate advanced to 8.9 percent in July of 2021 from 8.2 percent in the previous month, reaching its highest level since December of 2011. Main upward pressure came from transport (20.9 percent vs 17.4 percent); furnishing (4.3 percent vs 3.7 percent); and miscellaneous goods & services (6.6 percent vs 6.0 percent). Meantime inflation slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.5 percent vs 6.8 percent); housing & utilities (8.4 percent vs 8.6 percent); health (2.7 percent vs 2.9 percent); clothing & footwear (3.5 percent vs 3.7 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (8.2 percent vs 9.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.8 percent, after a 0.6 percent gain in the previous month.
2021-08-13
Botswana June Inflation Rate Hits Over 9-Year High
Botswana's annual inflation rate accelerated to 8.2 percent in June of 2021 from 6.2 percent in the previous month, reaching its highest level since February of 2012. Main upward pressure came from prices of transport (17.35 percent vs 8.9 percent in May) and housing & utilities (8.52 percent vs 6.6 percent), food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.8 percent vs 6.7 percent). On the other hand, inflation slowed for clothing & footwear (3.8 percent vs 3.9 percent) and alcohol & tobacco (9.29 percent vs 12.97 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices grew 0.6 percent, after a 0.5 percent rise in the previous month.
2021-07-15
Botswana May Inflation Rate Hits Over 8-Year High
Botswana’s annual inflation rate quickened to 6.2 from 5.6 percent in the previous month in May of 2021, reaching its highest level since April of 2013. Main upward pressure came from prices of transport (8.9 percent vs 7.4 percent in April), housing & utilities (6.6 percent vs 6.4 percent), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (13.0 percent vs 11.7 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (6.0 percent vs 5.8 percent). Meanwhile, inflation rose slightly less for food and non-alcoholic beverages (6.7 percent vs 6.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices grew at a slower 0.5 percent, after 3.3 percent rise in the prior month.
2021-06-15

Botswana Inflation Rate
In Botswana the most important category in the Consumer Price Index is transports (20.65 percent of total weight). Food and non-alcoholic beverages accounts for 16.51 percent; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels for 14.9 percent and miscellaneous goods and services for 10.55 percent. Consumer Price Index in Botswana also includes alcoholic beverages and tobacco (7.83 percent); clothing and footwear (6.27 percent). Furnishings, household equipment and maintenance; education ; restaurants and hotels; communication and health account for the remaining 23.9 percent of total weight.