South Africa Inflation Rate 1960-2020

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.
  • South Africa inflation rate for 2019 was 4.12%, a 0.38% decline from 2018.
  • South Africa inflation rate for 2018 was 4.50%, a 0.68% decline from 2017.
  • South Africa inflation rate for 2017 was 5.18%, a 1.41% decline from 2016.
  • South Africa inflation rate for 2016 was 6.59%, a 2.09% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflation Rate (%)
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South Africa 4.12%
Jamaica 3.91%
Romania 3.83%
Brazil 3.73%
Namibia 3.73%
Guatemala 3.70%
Mexico 3.64%
Colombia 3.53%
Bulgaria 3.10%
Lebanon 3.01%
China 2.90%
Botswana 2.77%
Paraguay 2.76%
Azerbaijan 2.61%
Gabon 2.46%
Peru 2.14%
Costa Rica 2.10%
Guyana 2.09%
Algeria 1.95%
Serbia 1.85%
Dominican Republic 1.81%
Fiji 1.77%
Armenia 1.44%
Albania 1.41%
Equatorial Guinea 1.24%
Samoa 0.98%
North Macedonia 0.77%
Jordan 0.76%
Thailand 0.71%
Malaysia 0.66%
Bosnia 0.56%
Mauritius 0.41%
Ecuador 0.27%
Maldives 0.22%
South Africa Inflation Rate - Historical Data
Year Inflation Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 4.12% -0.38%
2018 4.50% -0.68%
2017 5.18% -1.41%
2016 6.59% 2.09%
2015 4.51% -1.63%
2014 6.14% 0.36%
2013 5.78% 0.05%
2012 5.72% 0.71%
2011 5.02% 0.95%
2010 4.06% -3.20%
2009 7.26% -2.79%
2008 10.06% 3.88%
2007 6.18% 2.93%
2006 3.24% 1.18%
2005 2.06% 2.75%
2004 -0.69% -6.37%
2003 5.68% -3.82%
2002 9.49% 3.79%
2001 5.70% 0.36%
2000 5.34% 0.16%
1999 5.18% -1.70%
1998 6.88% -1.72%
1997 8.60% 1.24%
1996 7.35% -1.33%
1995 8.68% -0.26%
1994 8.94% -0.78%
1993 9.72% -4.16%
1992 13.87% -1.46%
1991 15.33% 1.01%
1990 14.32% -0.41%
1989 14.73% 1.95%
1988 12.78% -3.38%
1987 16.16% -2.49%
1986 18.65% 2.36%
1985 16.29% 4.77%
1984 11.53% -0.78%
1983 12.30% -2.34%
1982 14.64% -0.62%
1981 15.25% 1.59%
1980 13.66% 0.37%
1979 13.29% 2.16%
1978 11.14% -0.02%
1977 11.15% 0.13%
1976 11.02% -2.41%
1975 13.43% 1.70%
1974 11.72% 2.29%
1973 9.43% 3.01%
1972 6.43% 0.47%
1971 5.96% 0.97%
1970 4.99% 1.75%
1969 3.24% 1.25%
1968 1.99% -1.55%
1967 3.54% 0.05%
1966 3.49% -0.58%
1965 4.07% 1.53%
1964 2.54% 1.20%
1963 1.34% 0.09%
1962 1.25% -0.86%
1961 2.10% 0.81%
1960 1.29% 0.81%