Tanzania - Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Tanzania: Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Mnemonic CPI.ITZA
Unit Index 2020=100, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.42 %
Data Feb 2023 111.28
Jan 2023 110.81

Series Information

Source National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)
Release National Consumer Price Index (NCPI)
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2020
End Date 2/28/2023

Release Information

For Tanzania, the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) measures the change over time in the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services that are purchased by a representative sample of households.


  • Classifiction: COICOP 2018
  • Measurement: Fixed-base index relative to 2020 (Index 2020=100)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: 2020m1

Predecessor, where different:

  • Measurement: Fixed-base index relative to December 2015 (Index Dec2020=100)
  • Date range: 2015m1 to 2020m12 

As of 2021

  • Commodities in basket: 383 (132 food and non-alcoholic beverages, 251 non-food)
  • Geo coverage: All 26 regions in Tanzania Mainland (Songwe was previously part of Mbeya)
  • Classification: COICOP 2018 with 13 divisions
  • Weights: 2017/18 Household Budget Survey
  • Reference period for base prices: Average of January to December 2020
  • Index period: Year 2020

Prior to 2021

  • Commodities in basket: 278
  • Geo coverage: All 25 regions
  • Classification: COICOP 1999 with 12 divisions
  • Index period: December 2015

Moody's Analytics supplements

We extend the monthly fundamental to 1969 using IMF data. We produce a quarterly counterpart. We compute a seasonally adjusted counterpart thereof, using X-13ARIMA-SEATS.