Prices Statistics


The information include consumer price index and national inflation rate. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures price changes in goods and services with reference to a base period. The current Botswana CPI series has a base period of September 2006. Consumer Price Index (CPI) is computed using the Modified Laspeyres method which is in line with regional and international recommendations.

Prices Statistics information is useful for formulation of socio-economic and monetary policies, quantifying the purchasing power of the Pula in relation to goods and services, over time in Botswana.

Prices Statistics
Headline Inflation (March 2019) 3.3
Cities and Towns3.9
Urban Villages3.2
Rural Villages2.2
Domestic Tradable inflation1.5
Imported Tradable inflation4.2
Tradable inflation3.3
Non-Tradable inflation3.3