According to The National Bureau of Statistics of Tanzania (NBS) the Annual Headline Inflation Rate for the month of December 2015 rose to 6.8% from 6.6% in November, 2015.
The National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) which measures the change over time in the cost of a fixed basket of 224 goods and services purchased by a representative sample of households in Tanzania on monthly basis, increased from 150.92 in Dec, 2014 to 161.24 in Dec, 2015.
According to the NBS, it follows higher rates of demand from households and international markets which drove the Tanzanian GDP to grow 6.3% in the Q3-2015 thanks to higher activity in construction, transport and mining sectors.
Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages Inflation Rate for the Month of Dec 2015 has decreased to 11.1% from 11.2% recorded in Nov, 2015, however, food annual inflation has stabilised at 10.9% in the same period.
The 12 months index change for non-food products for the month of Dec, 2015 has increased to 1.8% from 1.2% recorded in Dec, 2015.
The Annual Inflation Rate which excludes food and energy for the month of Dec, 2015 has increased to 2.4% from 2.3% recorded in Nov, 2015.