Tanzania inflation hits 4.8% in year to November


Tanzania’s inflation rate has hit 4.8 percent year-on-year in November, rising from 4.5 percent in October.

The state-run statistics office has attributed the rise on higher food prices.

The month-on-month inflation was 1.1 percent in November, compared with 0.1 percent in October 2016.

“The increase of the inflation rate was caused by faster rises in food items, such as maize and fish. The prices of non-food items, such as fuel, also increased,” Ephraim Kwesigabo, a director at National Bureau of Statistics, said.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation rate increased to 6.2 percent in November 2016 from 6.0 percent in October 2016.