Lao PDR Inflation Rate 1989-2021

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.
  • Lao PDR inflation rate for 2020 was 5.13%, a 1.81% increase from 2019.
  • Lao PDR inflation rate for 2019 was 3.32%, a 1.28% increase from 2018.
  • Lao PDR inflation rate for 2018 was 2.04%, a 1.21% increase from 2017.
  • Lao PDR inflation rate for 2017 was 0.83%, a 0.77% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Bhutan 5.63%
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Lao PDR 5.13%
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Lao PDR Inflation Rate - Historical Data
Year Inflation Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 5.13% 1.81%
2019 3.32% 1.28%
2018 2.04% 1.21%
2017 0.83% -0.77%
2016 1.60% 0.32%
2015 1.28% -2.85%
2014 4.13% -2.24%
2013 6.37% 2.12%
2012 4.26% -3.31%
2011 7.57% 1.59%
2010 5.98% 5.84%
2009 0.14% -7.49%
2008 7.63% 2.97%
2007 4.66% -1.88%
2006 6.55% -0.62%
2005 7.17% -3.30%
2004 10.46% -5.03%
2003 15.49% 4.86%
2002 10.63% 2.82%
2001 7.81% -17.27%
2000 25.08% -100.19%
1999 125.27% 34.29%
1998 90.98% 63.47%
1997 27.51% 14.48%
1996 13.02% -6.57%
1995 19.59% 12.81%
1994 6.78% 0.52%
1993 6.27% -3.60%
1992 9.86% -3.58%
1991 13.44% -22.20%
1990 35.64% -25.69%
1989 61.33% -25.69%