Sub-Saharan Africa Inflation Rate 1975-2021

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.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa inflation rate for 2019 was 2.69%, a 1.23% decline from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa inflation rate for 2018 was 3.91%, a 1.41% decline from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa inflation rate for 2017 was 5.32%, a 0.12% decline from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa inflation rate for 2016 was 5.44%, a 1.64% increase 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%
Sub-Saharan Africa Inflation Rate - Historical Data
Year Inflation Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 2.69% -1.23%
2018 3.91% -1.41%
2017 5.32% -0.12%
2016 5.44% 1.64%
2015 3.80% -0.51%
2014 4.31% -0.44%
2013 4.75% -1.83%
2012 6.58% 1.22%
2011 5.37% 1.35%
2010 4.02% -3.24%
2009 7.26% -3.11%
2008 10.38% 3.59%
2007 6.79% 0.55%
2006 6.24% -0.19%
2005 6.43% 2.29%
2004 4.14% -1.54%
2003 5.68% 0.97%
2002 4.71% -0.44%
2001 5.15% 0.65%
2000 4.50% 0.14%
1999 4.36% -2.08%
1998 6.44% -1.21%
1997 7.65% 0.46%
1996 7.19% -3.35%
1995 10.54% -16.91%
1994 27.45% 17.92%
1993 9.52% 0.04%
1992 9.49% 0.55%
1991 8.93% 1.21%
1990 7.73% -0.55%
1989 8.28% -0.48%
1988 8.76% 0.60%
1987 8.15% 0.72%
1986 7.43% -1.08%
1985 8.51% -2.74%
1984 11.25% -0.15%
1983 11.40% -0.66%
1982 12.06% -0.35%
1981 12.41% -1.19%
1980 13.60% -0.07%
1979 13.67% 2.22%
1978 11.46% -3.43%
1977 14.89% 3.35%
1976 11.54% -6.77%
1975 18.31% -6.77%