Thursday November 08 2018
Tanzania Inflation Rate Lowest on Record
National Bureau of Statistics | Gabriela Costa | gabriela.costa@tradingeconomics.com

The annual inflation rate in Tanzania dropped to 3.2 percent in October 2018 from 3.4 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate on record, mostly due to lower cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Year-on-year, prices increased at softer pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.2 percent compared to 2.0 percent in September); furnishings & household equipment (2.8 percent compared to 3.0 percent) and education (2.4 percent compared to 2.5 percent); and fell further for communication (-2.7 percent compared to -2.6 percent) and recreation & culture (-1.0 percent compared to -0.2 percent). 

On the other hand, cost advanced faster for transport (3 percent compared to 2.8 percent); housing & utilities (14.1 percent compared to 13.1 percent); clothing & footwear (3.4 percent compared to 3.2 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.6 percent compared to 1.3 percent). Additionally, inflation was steady at 1.9 percent for both restaurants & hotels and alcoholic beverages & tobacco. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.3 percent, following a 0.1 percent gain in the prior month. Prices declined further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (-1.0 percent compared to -0.6 percent in September); and dropped for communication (-0.1 percent compared to 0.1 percent) and recreation & culture (-0.5 percent compared to 0.2 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, rose slightly to 2.3 percent from 2.2 percent in September.




Monday October 08 2018
Tanzania Inflation Rate at 3-Month High in September
National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com

The annual inflation rate in Tanzania rose to 3.4 percent year-on-year in September of 2018 from 3.3 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since June, mainly due to higher cost of housing and utilities.

Year-on-year, prices increased further for housing & utilities (13.1 percent compared to 12.3 percent in August); clothing & footwear (3.2 percent compared to 2.7 percent); restaurants & hotels (1.9 percent compared to 1.1 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.9 percent compared to 1.2 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.3 percent compared to 1.2 percent).

On the other hand, cost eased for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.0 percent compared to 2.2 percent); transport (2.8 percent compared to 3.4 percent) and furnishings & household equipment (3.0 percent compared to 3.1 percent). Additionally, prices continued to fall for communication (-2.6 percent, the same as in August) and  recreation & culture (-0.2 percent) while inflation was steady for education (2.5 percent, the same as in August).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent, rebounding from a 0.4 percent fall in the prior month. Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages declined at a softer pace (-0.6 percent compared to -1.9 percent in August) and cost of housing and utilities advanced faster (2.1 percent compared to 1.7 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, increased to 2.2 percent from 2.0 percent in August.


Monday September 10 2018
Tanzania Annual Inflation Rate Steady at 3.3% in August
National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com

The annual inflation rate in Tanzania was unchanged at 3.3 percent in August of 2018, the same pace as in the previous month. It remained the lowest inflation rate since series began in 1999, mostly due to a slowdown in food and non-alcoholic beverages prices.

Year-on-year, cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages slowed (2.2 percent compared to 2.8 percent in July) and prices of recreation & culture dropped (-0.2 percent compared to 0.4 percent). Additionally, inflation was steady for housing & utilities (at 12.3 percent, the same as in July); miscellaneous goods & services (at 1.2 percent); education (at 2.5 percent).

Meanwhile, prices advanced faster for transport (3.4 percent compared to 2.5 percent); clothing & footwear (2.7 percent compared to 2.4 percent); furnishings & household equipment (3.1 percent compared to 2.6 percent); restaurants & hotels (1.1 percent compared to 0.8 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.2 percent compared to 0.8 percent). Also, prices of communication declined at a softer pace (-2.6 percent compared to -2.7 percent). 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.4 percent, after a 0.3 percent fall in the prior month. Price of food and non-alcoholic beverages dropped further (-1.9 percent compared to -1.3 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, increased to 2.0 percent from 1.6 percent in July.


Thursday August 09 2018
Tanzania Inflation Rate Falls to Fresh Low in July
National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com

The annual inflation rate in Tanzania fell to 3.3 percent in July of 2018 from 3.4 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since series began in 1999, mainly due to prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages and miscellaneous goods and services.

Year-on-year, cost eased for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.8 percent compared to 3.4 percent in June); miscellaneous goods & services (1.2 percent compared to 1.4 percent); education (2.5 percent compared to 2.6 percent) and recreation & culture (0.4 percent compared to 0.5 percent). Additionally, prices of communication dropped faster (-2.7 percent compared to -2.6 percent). 

On the other hand, cost increased further for transport (2.5 percent compared to 1.7 percent); housing & utilities (12.3 percent compared to 12.0 percent); clothing & footwear (2.4 percent compared to 2.2 percent); furnishings & household equipment (2.6 percent compared to 2.4 percent); restaurants & hotels (0.8 percent compared to 0.7 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.8 percent compared to 0.3 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined 0.3 percent, after falling 0.4 percent in June. Main downward pressure came from food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.3 percent); health (-0.5 percent) and communication (-0.1 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, stood at 1.6 percent, the same as in June.


Tuesday July 10 2018
Tanzania Inflation Rate Lowest Since 2003
National Bureau of Statistics | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com

The annual inflation rate in Tanzania decreased to 3.4 percent in June 2018 from 3.6 percent in May. It was the lowest inflation rate since February 2003, as prices rose less mainly for transport and housing & utilities.

Year-on-year, inflation slowed mainly for transport (1.7 percent vs 1.9 percent in May); housing & utilities (12.0 percent vs 15.0 percent) and clothing & footwear (2.2 percent vs 2.4 percent). Also, prices rose less for restaurants & hotels (0.7 percent vs 1.0 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.3 percent vs 1.3 percent) and recreation & culture (0.5 percent vs 0.7 percent) and fell for communication (-2.6 percent vs 0.1 percent). 

In contrast, cost advanced further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.4 percent vs 2.6 percent); furnishings (2.4 percent vs 2.3 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (1.4 percent vs 1.2 percent) and education (2.6 percent 2.3 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.4 percent, after being flat in May. Main downward pressure came from prices of communication (-2.7 percent); housing & utilities (-1.4 percent); transport (-0.8 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (-0.8 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, stood at 1.6 percent, the same as in May.


Friday June 08 2018
Tanzania Inflation Rate Lowest Since Early 2004
National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com

The annual inflation rate in Tanzania fell to 3.6 percent in May of 2018 from 3.8 percent in April. The inflation rate remained the lowest since January of 2004, mainly due to a slowdown in food and non-alcoholic beverages and clothing and footwear prices.

Year-on-year, prices eased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.6 percent compared to 3.6 percent in April); clothing and footwear (2.4 percent compared to 2.6 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.3 percent compared to 1.6 percent); health (1.2 percent compared to 1.9 percent); recreation and culture (0.7 percent compared to 1.2 percent) and education (2.3 percent compared to 2.4 percent). On the other hand, cost increased further for transport (1.9 percent compared to 1.8 percent); housing and utilities (15.0 percent compared to 13.1 percent); furnishing and household equipment (2.3 percent compared to 2.0 percent); restaurants and hotels (1.0 percent compared to 0.8 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (1.2 percent compared to 0.9 percent). In addition, inflation was steady for communication (0.1 percent, the same as in April). 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged, following a 0.4 percent gain in the prior month. Prices of food dropped 0.5 percent from a 0.3 percent rise.

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, went up 1.6 percent, up from a 1.4 percent increase in April.


Tuesday May 08 2018
Tanzania Inflation Rate Falls to Lowest Since 2004
National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania rose 3.8 percent in April of 2018, easing slightly from a 3.9 percent increase in the previous month. The inflation rate remained the lowest since February of 2004 as prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages and clothing and footwear grew at a slower pace.

Year-on-year, prices advanced less for food and non-alcoholic beverages (3.6 percent compared to 4.7 percent in March); clothing and footwear (2.6 percent compared to 3.2 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.6 percent compared to 2.0 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (0.9 percent compared to 1.2 percent). In contrast, cost went up at a faster pace for transport (1.8 percent compared to 1.4 percent); housing and utilities (13.1 percent compared to 10.4 percent); furnishing and household equipment (2.0 percent compared to 1.9 percent) and recreation and culture (1.2 percent compared to 1.1 percent). Additionally, cost of communication rebounded (0.1 percent compared to -0.2 percent). Also, inflation was steady for restaurants and hotels (0.8 percent, the same as in March); health (1.6 percent) and education (2.4 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.4 percent, after a 1.2 percent rise in March. Prices of food eased to 0.3 percent from 2.1 percent. 

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, rose 1.4 percent, down from a 1.6 percent gain in the prior month.


Monday April 09 2018
Tanzania Inflation Rate Lowest Since 2004
National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania increased 3.9 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, easing from a 4.1 percent rise in the prior month. It was the lowest inflation rate since February of 2004, as food and transport prices slowed.

Year-on-year, prices rose at a softer pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages (4.7 percent compared to 5.4 percent in February); transport (1.4 percent compared to 1.6 percent) and clothing and footwear (3.2 percent compared to 3.3 percent). Also, cost eased for restaurants and hotels (0.8 percent compared to 0.9 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (2.0 percent compared to 2.3 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (1.2 percent compared to 2.7 percent). In addition, prices slowed for recreation and culture (1.1 percent compared to 1.5 percent) and education (2.4 percent compared to 2.5 percent) and continued to drop for communication (-0.2 percent, the same as in February). Meanwhile, cost advanced faster for housing and utilities (10.4 percent compared to 8.6 percent) and furnishing and household equipment (1.9 percent compared to 1.6 percent). Additionaly, inflation was steady for health (1.6 percent, the same as in February). 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1.2 percent, after a 1.1 percent gain in February. Prices of food advanced further to 2.1 percent from 1.4 percent, namely rice (+3.8 percent); maize grains (+4.1 percent) and vegetables (+5.3 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, went up 1.6 percent, down from a 1.7 percent increase in the previous month.


Thursday March 08 2018
Tanzania Inflation Rate Rises to 4.1% in February
National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania rose 4.1 percent year-on-year in February of 2018, following a 4.0 percent gain in the prior month. Prices rose faster mainly due to transport and housing and utilities.

Year-on-year, prices advanced faster for transport (1.6 percent compared to 0.3 percent in January); housing and utilities (8.6 percent compared to 7.1 percent) and clothing and footwear (3.3 percent compared to 2.7 percent). Additionally, cost increased further for restaurants and hotels (0.9 percent compared to 0.8 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (2.7 percent compared to 2.6 percent). Also, prices declined less for communication (-0.2 percent compared to -1.0 percent). On the other hand, prices slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages (5.4 percent compared to 6.3 percent); furnishing and household equipment (1.6 percent compared to 1.8 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (2.3 percent compared to 2.6 percent) and recreation and culture (1.5 percent compared to 2.0 percent). In addition, inflation was steady for health (1.6 percent, the same as in January) and education (2.5 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.1 percent, after a 0.8 percent rise in January. Prices of transport rose faster to 0.8 percent from 0.3 percent, mainly due to petrol (+2.3 percent) and diesel (+2.1 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, increased 1.7 percent, after a 1.4 percent increase in the prior month.


Thursday February 08 2018
Tanzania Inflation Rate Steady at 4.0% in January
National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania advanced 4.0 percent year-on-year in January of 2018, unchanged from the previous month. The inflation rate stood at its lowest level since January of 2015, mainly due to a slowdown in housing and utilities prices.

Year-on-year, prices slowed for housing and utilities (7.1 percent compared to 8.3 percent in December); clothing and footwear (2.7 percent compared to 2.9 percent) and health (1.6 percent compared to 2.0 percent). In additon, inflation was steady for alcoholic beverages and tobacco (2.6 percent) and prices continued to fall for communication (-1 percent, the same as in December). Meanwhile, cost advanced at a faster pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages (6.3 percent compared to 6.2 percent); transport (0.3 percent compared to a flat reading) and furnishing and household equipment (1.8 percent compared to 1.3 percent). Also, prices rose further for restaurants and hotels (0.8 percent compared to 0.3 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (2.6 percent compared to 2.5 percent);  education (2.5 percent compared to 0.8 percent) and recreation and culture (2.0 percent compared to 0.9 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.8 percent, following a 0.2 percent rise in December. Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased faster to 1.7 percent from 0.2 percent in the previous month, mostly due to rice (+1.6 percent), maize grains (+1.5 percent) and fresh fish (+4.9 percent). Also, non-food items contributed to the rise, including school uniforms (+2.1 percent), kerosene (+2.2 percent) and diesel (+1.7 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, went up 1.4 percent, after a 1.3 percent gain in the prior month.