East Timor's annual inflation increased to 3.9 percent in August 2021 from 3.6 percent in July, pointing to the highest reading since December 2013. Main upward pressure mainly came from food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.0 percent vs 5.8 percent in July), transport (4.2 percent vs 3.0 percent), and alcohol & tobacco (7.5 percent vs 6.5 percent). By contrast, prices dropped for housing (-0.2 percent vs -0.2 percent), furnishings, household and routine maintenance (-1.0 percent vs -1.3 percent), and recreation & culture (-0.3 percent vs -0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in August, after edging up 0.1 percent in July. source: National Statistics Directorate, Timor

Inflation Rate in East Timor averaged 4.50 percent from 2004 until 2021, 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 October of 2021.

Inflation Rate in East Timor is expected to be 2.80 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 2.00 percent in 2022 and 2.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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East Timor Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-28 02:00 AM May 3.6% 3.4% 3.8%
2021-07-22 01:00 AM Jun 3.6% 3.6% 3.8%
2021-09-02 03:10 AM Jul 3.6% 3.6% 3.5%
2021-09-24 02:00 AM Aug 3.9% 3.6% 3.4%
2021-10-22 02:00 AM Sep 3.9% 5.1%
2021-11-25 02:00 AM Oct
2021-12-22 02:00 AM Nov


News Stream
East Timor Inflation Rate Highest Since 2013
East Timor's annual inflation increased to 3.9 percent in August 2021 from 3.6 percent in July, pointing to the highest reading since December 2013. Main upward pressure mainly came from food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.0 percent vs 5.8 percent in July), transport (4.2 percent vs 3.0 percent), and alcohol & tobacco (7.5 percent vs 6.5 percent). By contrast, prices dropped for housing (-0.2 percent vs -0.2 percent), furnishings, household and routine maintenance (-1.0 percent vs -1.3 percent), and recreation & culture (-0.3 percent vs -0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in August, after edging up 0.1 percent in July.
2021-09-24
East Timor Inflation Rate Stays at Near 7-1/2 Year High
East Timor's annual inflation stood at 3.6 percent in July 2021, unchanged from June’s 7-1/2-year high. Main upward pressure mainly came from food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.8 percent vs 5.9 percent in June), transport (3.0 percent vs 2.2 percent), and alcohol & tobacco (6.5 percent vs 6.9 percent). By contrast, prices fell for housing (-0.2 percent vs 0.5 percent), furnishings, household and routine maintenance (-1.3 percent vs -1.2 percent), and recreation & culture (-0.3 percent vs -0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent in July, the same pace as in June.
2021-09-02
East Timor Inflation Rate Stays at Near 7-1/2-Year High
East Timor's annual inflation was at 3.6 percent in June 2021, unchanged from the prior month and remaining at its highest since December 2013. Main upward pressure mainly came from food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.9 percent vs 5.9 percent in May), alcohol & tobacco (6.9 percent vs 7.4 percent), transport (2.2 percent vs 1.1 percent), and housing (0.5 percent vs 0.5 percent). In contrast, prices fell further for both furnishings, household and routine maintenance (-1.2 percent vs -1.1 percent), and recreation & culture (-0.3 percent vs -0.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent in June after gaining 0.5 percent in May.
2021-07-22
East Timor Inflation Rate Highest since 2013
East Timor's annual inflation rose to 3.6 percent in May 2021 from 3.4 percent in the previous month. This was the highest figure since December 2013, with prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages rising the most since November 2013 (5.9 percent vs 5.2 percent in April). Also, prices of both transport (1.1% vs 0.8 percent in April) and housing (0.5% vs 0.4%) rose faster. Main upward pressures also came from, alcohol & tobacco (7.4% vs 7.6%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced by 0.5 percent in May, easing from a 0.6 percent gain in April.
2021-06-28

East Timor Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Inflation Rate 3.90 percent Aug/21 3.60 18.00 -2.50
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 percent Aug/21 0.10 1.30 -0.80
Consumer Price Index CPI 112.10 points Aug/21 112.00 112.10 100.00
Food Inflation 6.00 percent Aug/21 5.80 47.84 -2.80
CPI Transportation 94.00 points Aug/21 93.10 100.40 88.20
CPI Housing Utilities 102.20 points Aug/21 102.20 104.30 100.00
Core Inflation Rate 2.60 percent Aug/18 2.40 12.60 -1.90
Core Consumer Prices 106.60 points Aug/18 106.80 106.80 100.00


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).