Sub-Saharan Africa Inflation Rate 1981-2022

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.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa inflation rate for 2020 was 3.22%, a 0.49% increase from 2019.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa inflation rate for 2019 was 2.73%, a 1.18% decline from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa inflation rate for 2018 was 3.91%, a 1.27% decline from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa inflation rate for 2017 was 5.18%, a 0.12% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Inflation Rate (%)
South Asia 5.69%
Sub-Saharan Africa 3.22%
World 1.94%
North America 0.98%
OECD members 0.74%
European Union 0.51%
Euro Area 0.35%
Sub-Saharan Africa Inflation Rate - Historical Data
Year Inflation Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 3.22% 0.49%
2019 2.73% -1.18%
2018 3.91% -1.27%
2017 5.18% -0.12%
2016 5.30% 1.51%
2015 3.80% -0.61%
2014 4.40% -0.46%
2013 4.87% -1.71%
2012 6.58% 0.89%
2011 5.69% 1.62%
2010 4.06% -2.07%
2009 6.14% -4.16%
2008 10.30% 3.75%
2007 6.55% 0.16%
2006 6.39% -0.03%
2005 6.42% 2.36%
2004 4.07% -1.43%
2003 5.49% 0.46%
2002 5.03% -0.13%
2001 5.17% 0.36%
2000 4.80% 0.03%
1999 4.77% -1.89%
1998 6.66% -0.46%
1997 7.13% 0.13%
1996 7.00% -4.43%
1995 11.43% -16.02%
1994 27.45% 18.08%
1993 9.37% 0.85%
1992 8.52% -0.27%
1991 8.79% 1.06%
1990 7.73% -0.55%
1989 8.28% -0.48%
1988 8.76% 0.60%
1987 8.15% 0.72%
1986 7.43% -2.87%
1985 10.31% -0.94%
1984 11.25% -0.32%
1983 11.57% -0.49%
1982 12.06% -0.35%
1981 12.41% -0.35%