East Timor's annual inflation rate rose to 0.9 percent in August 2019 from 0.6 percent in the previous month. Prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages increased faster (1.2% vs 0.7% in July), mainly milk & cheese (6.1% vs 6.9%), vegetables (7.2% vs 5.5%), and meat (1.1% vs 1.2%). At the same time, there was a rebound in cost of recreation & culture (0.2% vs -0.2%), while inflation was unchanged for clothing & footwear (at 0.4%). Meantime, cost went up slightly less for both alcohol & tobacco (0.7% vs 0.8%), and housing (0.6% vs 0.7%). Also, prices fell for both transport (-0.3 percent vs a flat reading in a month earlier), and furniture & household equipment (-0.4% vs -0.5%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.1 percent in August compared to a 0.2 percent fall in July. Inflation Rate in East Timor averaged 4.94 percent from 2004 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 18 percent in February of 2007 and a record low of -2.50 percent in August of 2009.

Inflation Rate in East Timor is expected to be 1.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in East Timor to stand at 2.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the East Timor Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-24 02:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY May 0.8% 0.7% 0.7%
2019-07-24 01:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jun 0.9% 0.8% 1.2%
2019-08-26 02:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jul 0.6% 0.9% 1.0%
2019-09-23 02:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Aug 0.9% 0.6% 0.9%
2019-10-25 01:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Sep 0.9% 1.0%
2019-11-26 02:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Oct 0.8%
2019-12-27 02:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Nov


East Timor Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.90 0.60 18.00 -2.50 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 -0.20 1.30 -0.80 percent [+]
Food Inflation 1.20 0.70 47.84 -2.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 107.30 107.20 107.40 100.00 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 106.60 106.80 106.80 100.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.60 2.40 12.60 -1.90 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 103.30 103.30 104.30 100.00 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 91.90 92.20 100.40 88.20 Index Points [+]


East Timor Inflation Rate

In East Timor, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods. The most important category in the Timor-Leste CPI is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (64 percent of the total weight), of which Rice (17 percent), Vegetables (15 percent) and Meat (8 percent). Other important categories are: Transport (6 percent); Clothing and Footwear (6 percent); Housing (6 percent); Alcohol and Tobacco (5 percent); and Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance (4 percent). The index also includes: Recreation and Culture (3 percent); Communication (2 percent); Education (2 percent); and Health (1 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - East Timor Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. East Timor Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.90 0.60 18.00 -2.50 2004 - 2019 percent Monthly
2012=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 53.50 Sep/19
Australia 1.60 Jun/19
Brazil 2.89 Sep/19
Canada 1.90 Sep/19
China 3.00 Sep/19
Euro Area 0.80 Sep/19
France 0.90 Sep/19
Germany 1.20 Sep/19
India 3.99 Sep/19
Indonesia 3.39 Sep/19
Italy 0.30 Sep/19
Japan 0.30 Aug/19
Mexico 3.00 Sep/19
Netherlands 2.60 Sep/19
Russia 4.00 Sep/19
Saudi Arabia -1.10 Aug/19
Singapore 0.50 Aug/19
South Africa 4.30 Aug/19
South Korea -0.40 Sep/19
Spain 0.10 Sep/19
Switzerland 0.10 Sep/19
Turkey 9.26 Sep/19
United Kingdom 1.70 Sep/19
United States 1.70 Sep/19


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