South Asia Inflation Rate 1965-2021

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.
  • South Asia inflation rate for 2019 was 5.57%, a 1.51% increase from 2018.
  • South Asia inflation rate for 2018 was 4.06%, a 0.89% decline from 2017.
  • South Asia inflation rate for 2017 was 4.96%, a 0.57% increase from 2016.
  • South Asia inflation rate for 2016 was 4.38%, a 0.16% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Inflation Rate (%)
South Asia 5.57%
Latin America & Caribbean 2.76%
Sub-Saharan Africa 2.69%
World 2.30%
North America 1.88%
East Asia & Pacific 1.77%
OECD members 1.74%
European Union 1.63%
Euro Area 1.45%
South Asia Inflation Rate - Historical Data
Year Inflation Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 5.57% 1.51%
2018 4.06% -0.89%
2017 4.96% 0.57%
2016 4.38% -0.16%
2015 4.55% -2.44%
2014 6.99% -0.54%
2013 7.53% -1.78%
2012 9.31% 0.09%
2011 9.23% 1.10%
2010 8.13% 2.70%
2009 5.42% -4.48%
2008 9.91% 2.31%
2007 7.60% 0.81%
2006 6.78% -0.26%
2005 7.05% 1.44%
2004 5.61% 0.87%
2003 4.74% 1.43%
2002 3.31% 0.03%
2001 3.28% -0.73%
2000 4.01% -1.39%
1999 5.40% -4.57%
1998 9.97% 3.13%
1997 6.84% -2.26%
1996 9.10% -0.76%
1995 9.86% 1.46%
1994 8.40% -0.34%
1993 8.74% -2.85%
1992 11.59% -0.65%
1991 12.23% 3.22%
1990 9.01% 0.70%
1989 8.31% -0.87%
1988 9.18% 0.92%
1987 8.26% -0.47%
1986 8.73% 3.17%
1985 5.56% -1.48%
1984 7.03% -5.34%
1983 12.38% 2.47%
1982 9.90% -1.98%
1981 11.88% -1.43%
1980 13.31% 6.04%
1979 7.27% 0.53%
1978 6.74% -2.36%
1977 9.10% 10.00%
1976 -0.89% -8.00%
1975 7.11% -16.13%
1974 23.23% 9.05%
1973 14.19% 7.79%
1972 6.40% 3.52%
1971 2.87% -2.74%
1970 5.61% 1.99%
1969 3.62% 1.41%
1968 2.21% -2.29%
1967 4.50% -4.51%
1966 9.01% 1.99%
1965 7.02% 1.99%