Botswana Inflation Rate


Consumer prices in Botswana rose 3.4 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following 3.1 percent increase in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since January of 2015 as prices increased further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (4.2 percent from 4 percent in January), housing and utilities (3.8 percent from 3.6 percent); transport (0.7 percent from -0.9 percent) and alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics (4.3 percent from 3.8 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (8.3 percent from 7.6 percent) and furnishings (3.4 percent from 3.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer inflation went up 0.2 percent. Inflation Rate in Botswana averaged 7.49 percent from 1997 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 15.06 percent in November of 2008 and a record low of 2.60 percent in August of 2016.


Botswana Inflation Rate

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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. 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 – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on March of 2017.