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.


Monday January 08 2018
Tanzania Inflation Rate Lowest Since 2015
National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania increased 4.0 percent year-on-year in December of 2017, easing from a 4.4 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest infation rate since January of 2015, mostly due to food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Year-on-year, prices advanced at a softer pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages (6.2 percent compared to 7.4 percent in November); transport (a flat reading compared to 0.1 percent) and clothing and footwear (2.9 percent compared to 3.1 percent). Also, cost rose at a slower pace for: furniture and household equipment (1.3 percent compared to 1.8 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (2.5 percent compared to 2.6 percent) and recreation and culture (0.9 percent compared to 1.6 percent).

Meantime, prices went up at a faster pace for housing and utilities (8.3 percent compared to 7.8 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (2.6 percent compared to 2.5 percent). In addition, inflation was steady for: communication (-1 percent, the same as in November); restaurants and hotels (0.3 percent); health (2.0 percent) and education (0.8 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.2 percent, slowing from a 0.5 percent gain in the prior month. Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose 0.2 percent, following a 0.8 percent in November, mainly due to maize flour (1.3 percent), beans (1.6 percent) and round potatoes (4.1 percent). Also, non-food items contributed to the rise, including boy’s shirts (1.4 percent), women’s trousers (1.1 percent), kerosene (0.4 percent), diesel (2.0 percent) and petrol (1.9 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, went up 1.3 percent after a 1.4 percent increase in November. 


Friday December 08 2017
Tanzania Inflation Rate Lowest Since 2015
National Bureau of Statistics | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania rose 4.4 percent year-on-year in November of 2017, easing from a 5.1 percent increase in October. It was the lowest inflation rate since March of 2015, mainly due to a slower rise in prices of food, namely meat, fish, vegetables, Irish potatoes and cassava.

Year-on-year, prices advanced less for food and non-alcoholic beverages (7.4 percent vs 8.8 percent in October), namely meat, fish, vegetables, Irish potatoes and cassava. Also, cost slowed for: transport (0.1 percent vs 0.2 percent); clothing and footwear (3.1 percent vs 3.4 percent); furniture and household equipment (1.8 percent vs 2.8 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (2.6 percent vs 3 percent); restaurants and hotels (0.3 percent vs 0.6 percent); recreation and culture (1.6 percent vs 1.9 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (2.5 percent vs 2.6 percent). In addition, prices fell more for communication (-1 percent vs -0.9 percent).

On the other hand, cost was higher for housing and utilities (7.8 percent vs 7.6 percent); 

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, went up 1.4 percent from 1.7 percent in October. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.5 percent, following a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month. Prices of food went up 0.8 percent, after decreasing 0.3 percent in October, namely due to increases in rice (0.9 percent); sorghum grain (2.5 percent), sorghum flour (6.9 percent), fresh fish (3.2 percent), dried sardines (4.2 percent), vegetables (1.5 percent), round potatoes (5.7 percent), cassava fresh (2.7 percent), sweet potatoes (2.8 percent), dry cassava (4.2 percent). Meantime, also non-food items contributed to the rise, including kerosene (4.6 percent), diesel (2.0 percent) and petrol (2.8 percent).


Wednesday November 08 2017
Tanzania Inflation Rate Slows in October
National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania increased 5.1 percent year-on-year in October of 2017, easing from a 5.3 percent rise in September, mainly due to a slowdown in commodity prices.

Year-on-year, inflation slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages (8.8 percent compared to 9.3 percent in September); clothing and footwear (3.4 percent vs 3.8 percent); housing and utilities (7.6 percent compared to 8.8 percent); furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house (2.8 percent compared to 8.8 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (3 percent compared to 3.4 percent). Meantime, prices fell for communication (-0.9 percent compared to -1 percent) and remained steady for clothing and footwear (3.4 percent); recreation and culture (1.9 percent) and education (0.8 percent). On the other hand, prices advanced at a faster pace for health (2.1 percent compared to 1.9 percent) and rebounded for transport (0.2 percent compared to -0.3 percent) and restaurants and hotels (0.6 percent compared to -0.3 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy was steady at 1.7 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.1 percent after a 0.02 percent rise in September. Prices for food went down 0.3 percent, mainly dragged down by cost of sorghum grain (9.3 percent); round potatoes (6.9 percent); sorghum flour (5.5 percent); cooking bananas (4.2 percent); cassava flour (2.2 percent); vegetables (1.7 percent) and fish (1.4 percent).


Friday September 08 2017
Tanzania Inflation Rate at 8-Month Low of 5%
National Bureau of Statistics | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania increased 5 percent year-on-year in August of 2017, following a 5.3 percent rise in July. It is the lowest inflation rate so far this year amid a slowdown in food and commodities prices.

Year-on-year, inflation slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages (8.6 percent vs 8.9 percent in July); clothing and footwear (3.4 percent vs 3.8 percent); furnishing, housing equipment and routine maintenance of the house (2.7 percent vs 3.3 percent) and fell for transport (-0.6 percent compared to +0.1 percent), communication (-1.1 percent vs -1 percent) and restaurants and hotels (-0.3 percent vs 0.8 percent). On the other hand, prices rose faster for housing & utilities (8.9 percent vs 7.1 percent). 

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy was steady at 2.2 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.4 percent, following a 0.2 percent drop in July. Prices for food went down 1.3 percent, mainly dragged down by cost of rice (-1.2 percent); maize grains (-1.2 percent); maize flour (-1.6 percent); dried sardines (-3.4 percent); vegetables (-1.2 percent); beans (-3.2 percent); potatoes (-3.5 percent) and cooking bananas (-2.4 percent). Additional downward pressure came from prices of diesel (-2.2 percent), petrol (-2.4 percent) and electronic equipment (-1.6 percent).


Wednesday August 09 2017
Tanzania Inflation Rate Slows to 6-Month Low of 5.2%
National Bureau of Statistics | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com

Consumer prices in Tanzania rose 5.2 percent year-on-year in July of 2017, easing from a 5.4 percent rise in the previous month. It is the lowest inflation rate since January this year, mainly due to a slowdown in prices of food and transport. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent, after declining 0.1 percent in June.

Year-on-year, cost slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages (8.9 percent vs 9.6 percent in June); transport (0.1 percent vs 0.4 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (2.4 percent vs 3 percent) and advanced at the same pace for housing & utilities (7.1 percent) and clothing and footwear (3.8 percent). In addition, prices declined for communication (-1 percent, the same pace as in June).

On the other hand, cost rose faster for: furniture & household equipment (3.3 percent vs 3.2 percent); restaurants & hotels (0.8 percent vs 0.7 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (4 percent vs 3.7 percent); health (2.4 percent vs 2.2 percent); recreation and culture (1 percent vs 0.8 percent) and education (0.9 percent vs 0.8 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy increased 2.2 percent, quickening from a 1.9 percent rise in the preceding month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent, following a 0.1 percent fall in June. The decrease is mainly attributed to lower prices of food, including rice (-1.2 percent); maize grains (-1.3 percent); maize flour (-3.9 percent); sorghum grain (-1.6 percent); sorghum flour (-2.4 percent); cassava flour (-6.1 percent); fresh fish (-2.3 percent); beans (-3.2 percent); cassava (-1.2 percent) and vegetables (-0.4 percent). Among non-food items are cooking gas (-2.1 percent) and firewood (-3.6 percent).