Headline inflation was unchanged at 3.5% in January 2019
08 March 2019
Annual inflation rate remained at 3.5% in January 2019, same as inflation rate in December 2018. Inflation decreased for several group indices while increasing for Food & Non-acoholic beverages from negative 0.2% to 0%. Inflation was unchanged for Clothing & Footwear, Furnishing, Household Equipment & Routine Maintenance, Health and Recreation & Culture at 1.6%, 2.1%, 1.1% and 1.5% respetively. Trimmed mean measure of core inflation and inflation excluding administered prices remained unchanged at 3.6% and 1.8% respectively. The Botswana Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been rebased to December 2018 from the previous base period of September 2016.