Sub-Saharan Africa Inflation Rate 1981-2020

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 2019 was 2.78%, a 1.32% decline from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa inflation rate for 2018 was 4.09%, a 1.39% decline from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa inflation rate for 2017 was 5.48%, a 0.03% increase from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa inflation rate for 2016 was 5.45%, a 1.9% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Inflation Rate (%)
South Asia 4.55%
Sub-Saharan Africa 2.78%
Latin America & Caribbean 2.76%
World 2.30%
North America 1.88%
East Asia & Pacific 1.77%
OECD members 1.74%
European Union 1.63%
Euro Area 1.45%
Sub-Saharan Africa Inflation Rate - Historical Data
Year Inflation Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 2.78% -1.32%
2018 4.09% -1.39%
2017 5.48% 0.03%
2016 5.45% 1.90%
2015 3.55% -0.81%
2014 4.36% -0.51%
2013 4.87% -1.72%
2012 6.59% 0.90%
2011 5.69% 1.72%
2010 3.96% -3.32%
2009 7.29% -3.17%
2008 10.46% 3.43%
2007 7.03% 0.64%
2006 6.39% -0.22%
2005 6.61% 2.43%
2004 4.18% -1.98%
2003 6.15% 1.45%
2002 4.71% -0.46%
2001 5.17% 0.36%
2000 4.80% 0.55%
1999 4.25% -2.41%
1998 6.66% -1.51%
1997 8.17% 0.90%
1996 7.27% -3.29%
1995 10.56% -18.25%
1994 28.81% 19.14%
1993 9.68% 1.16%
1992 8.52% -0.27%
1991 8.79% -0.40%
1990 9.19% 0.55%
1989 8.64% -0.52%
1988 9.16% 0.76%
1987 8.40% 0.79%
1986 7.60% -0.70%
1985 8.30% -3.01%
1984 11.31% -0.17%
1983 11.48% -0.62%
1982 12.10% -1.34%
1981 13.44% -1.34%