East Timor's annual inflation climbed to 7.4 percent in May 2022 from 6.6 percent in the prior month. This was the highest figure since November 2013, with main upward pressure coming from cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (8.0 percent vs 7.3 percent in April), largely led by oil and fats, rice, vegetables, and milk, cheese and eggs. Additional upward pressures also came from cost of alcohol and tobacco (23.3 percent vs 21.7 percent), housing (1.8 percent vs 1.0 percent), transport (14.8 percent vs 12.8 percent), furnishing and household maintenance (3.7 percent vs 1.4 percent), health (1.0 percent vs 1.0 percent), and recreation and culture (2.0 percent vs 2.0 percent). On the flip side, prices of clothing fell further (-0.6 percent vs -0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 1.3 percent in May, the most in a year, after a 1.2 percent gain in April. source: National Statistics Directorate, Timor

Inflation Rate in East Timor averaged 4.56 percent from 2004 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 18 percent in February of 2007 and a record low of -2.50 percent in August of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - East Timor Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. East Timor Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2022.

Inflation Rate in East Timor is expected to be 6.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the East Timor Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.20 percent in 2023 and 2.20 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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East Timor Inflation Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-18 02:00 AM Apr 6.6% 6.0% 6.3%
2022-06-23 02:00 AM May 7.4% 6.6% 6.9%
2022-07-19 02:00 AM Jun 7.4%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 7.40 6.60 percent May 2022
Inflation Rate Mom 1.30 1.20 percent May 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 120.10 118.60 points May 2022
Food Inflation 8.00 7.30 percent May 2022
CPI Transportation 103.20 101.30 points May 2022
CPI Housing Utilities 104.50 103.60 points May 2022
Core Inflation Rate 2.60 2.40 percent Aug 2018
Core Consumer Prices 106.60 106.80 points Aug 2018

East Timor Inflation Rate
In East Timor, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods. The most important category in the Timor-Leste CPI is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (64 percent of the total weight), of which Rice (17 percent), Vegetables (15 percent) and Meat (8 percent). Other important categories are: Transport (6 percent); Clothing and Footwear (6 percent); Housing (6 percent); Alcohol and Tobacco (5 percent); and Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance (4 percent). The index also includes: Recreation and Culture (3 percent); Communication (2 percent); Education (2 percent); and Health (1 percent).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.40 6.60 18.00 -2.50 2004 - 2022 percent Monthly
2012=100

News Stream
East Timor Inflation Rate Highest in 8-1/2 Years
East Timor's annual inflation climbed to 7.4 percent in May 2022 from 6.6 percent in the prior month. This was the highest figure since November 2013, with main upward pressure coming from cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (8.0 percent vs 7.3 percent in April), largely led by oil and fats, rice, vegetables, and milk, cheese and eggs. Additional upward pressures also came from cost of alcohol and tobacco (23.3 percent vs 21.7 percent), housing (1.8 percent vs 1.0 percent), transport (14.8 percent vs 12.8 percent), furnishing and household maintenance (3.7 percent vs 1.4 percent), health (1.0 percent vs 1.0 percent), and recreation and culture (2.0 percent vs 2.0 percent). On the flip side, prices of clothing fell further (-0.6 percent vs -0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 1.3 percent in May, the most in a year, after a 1.2 percent gain in April.
2022-06-23
East Timor Inflation Rate Highest in Over 8 Years
East Timor's annual inflation increased to 6.0 percent in March 2022 from 5.7 percent in the prior month. This was the highest figure since November 2013, with main upward pressure coming from cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (7 percent vs 6.8 percent in February), largely led by rice, vegetables, and milk, cheese and eggs. Additional upward pressures also came from cost of alcohol and tobacco (19.4 percent vs 19.1 percent), housing (1 percent vs 0.5 percent), transport (8 percent vs 7.5 percent), clothing (0.1 percent vs 0.1 percent), furnishing and household maintenance (1.7 percent vs 0.9 percent), health (1 percent vs 1 percent), and recreation and culture (2 percent vs 1.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.9 percent in March, after a 0.6 percent gain in February.
2022-04-25
East Timor Inflation Rate Highest Since 2013
East Timor's annual inflation increased to 5.4 percent in February 2022 from 5.4 percent in the prior month. This was the highest figure since November 2013, with main upward pressure coming from cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (6.8 percent vs 6.4 percent in January), alcohol and tobacco (19.1 percent vs 16.3 percent), housing (0.5 percent vs 0.5 percent), transport (7.5 percent vs 5.4 percent), clothing (0.1 percent vs 3.4 percent), furnishing and household maintenance (0.9 percent vs 2.5 percent), health (1 percent vs 1 percent), and recreation and culture (1.5 percent vs 1.6 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.6 percent in February, after a 1.1 percent gain in January, which was the highest level in 11 months.
2022-03-24