India Inflation Rate 1960-2021

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index reflects the annual percentage change in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly. The Laspeyres formula is generally used.
  • India inflation rate for 2020 was 6.62%, a 2.9% increase from 2019.
  • India inflation rate for 2019 was 3.72%, a 0.22% decline from 2018.
  • India inflation rate for 2018 was 3.95%, a 0.62% increase from 2017.
  • India inflation rate for 2017 was 3.33%, a 1.62% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Inflation Rate (%)
Zambia 15.73%
Ghana 9.95%
Pakistan 9.74%
India 6.62%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Sri Lanka 6.15%
Bangladesh 5.69%
Tunisia 5.63%
Bhutan 5.63%
Kenya 5.40%
Georgia 5.20%
Lao PDR 5.13%
Egypt 5.04%
Lesotho 4.98%
Moldova 3.77%
Mongolia 3.69%
Nicaragua 3.68%
Honduras 3.47%
Vietnam 3.22%
Solomon Islands 2.96%
Ukraine 2.73%
Philippines 2.64%
Cameroon 2.44%
Mauritania 2.39%
Bolivia 0.94%
Morocco 0.71%
Cabo Verde 0.61%
Kosovo 0.20%
El Salvador -0.37%
West Bank and Gaza -0.74%
India Inflation Rate - Historical Data
Year Inflation Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 6.62% 2.90%
2019 3.72% -0.22%
2018 3.95% 0.62%
2017 3.33% -1.62%
2016 4.95% 0.04%
2015 4.91% -1.74%
2014 6.65% -4.41%
2013 11.06% 1.75%
2012 9.31% 0.45%
2011 8.86% -3.13%
2010 11.99% 1.11%
2009 10.88% 2.53%
2008 8.35% 1.98%
2007 6.37% 0.58%
2006 5.80% 1.55%
2005 4.25% 0.48%
2004 3.77% -0.04%
2003 3.81% -0.49%
2002 4.30% 0.52%
2001 3.78% -0.23%
2000 4.01% -0.66%
1999 4.67% -8.56%
1998 13.23% 6.07%
1997 7.16% -1.81%
1996 8.98% -1.25%
1995 10.22% -0.02%
1994 10.25% 3.92%
1993 6.33% -5.46%
1992 11.79% -2.08%
1991 13.87% 4.90%
1990 8.97% 1.90%
1989 7.07% -2.31%
1988 9.38% 0.58%
1987 8.80% 0.07%
1986 8.73% 3.17%
1985 5.56% -2.76%
1984 8.32% -3.55%
1983 11.87% 3.98%
1982 7.89% -5.22%
1981 13.11% 1.77%
1980 11.35% 5.07%
1979 6.28% 3.75%
1978 2.52% -5.78%
1977 8.31% 15.94%
1976 -7.63% -13.38%
1975 5.75% -22.85%
1974 28.60% 11.66%
1973 16.94% 10.50%
1972 6.44% 3.36%
1971 3.08% -2.01%
1970 5.09% 5.68%
1969 -0.58% -3.82%
1968 3.24% -9.82%
1967 13.06% 2.26%
1966 10.80% 1.33%
1965 9.47% -3.88%
1964 13.36% 10.41%
1963 2.95% -0.69%
1962 3.63% 1.94%
1961 1.70% -0.08%
1960 1.78% -0.08%