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Field Listing :: Inflation rate (consumer prices)
This entry furnishes the annual percent change in consumer prices compared with the previous year's consumer prices.
Country Comparison to the World
Country
Inflation rate (consumer prices)(%)
Afghanistan 13% (2007 est.)
Albania 3.4% (2008 est.)
2.9% (2007 est.)
Algeria 4.5% (2008 est.)
3.5% (2007 est.)
American Samoa NA%
Andorra 3.9% (2007)
3.2% (2005)
Angola 12% (2008 est.)
12.2% (2007 est.)
Anguilla 5.3% (2006 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 1.5% (2007 est.)
Argentina 8.6% (2008 est.)
8.8% (2007 est.)
note: based on official estimates, which lack credibility; non-official estimates put inflation at 22% in 2008
Armenia 9% (2008 est.)
4.4% (2007 est.)
Aruba 3.4% (2005)
Australia 4.4% (2008 est.)
2.3% (2007 est.)
Austria 3.2% (2008 est.)
2.2% (2007 est.)
Azerbaijan 20.8% (2008 est.)
16.7% (2007 est.)
Bahamas, The 2.4% (2007 est.)
Bahrain 7% (2008 est.)
3.3% (2007 est.)
Bangladesh 8.9% (2008 est.)
9.1% (2007 est.)
Barbados 5.5% (2007 est.)
Belarus 14.8% (2008 est.)
8.4% (2007 est.)
Belgium 4.5% (2008)
1.8% (2007 est.)
Belize 6.4% (2008 est.)
2.3% (2007 est.)
Benin 7.9% (2008 est.)
1.3% (2007 est.)
Bermuda 2.8% (November 2005)
Bhutan 4.9% (2007 est.)
Bolivia 14% (2008 est.)
8.7% (2007 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.3% (2008 est.)
1.6% (2007 est.)
Botswana 12.6% (2008 est.)
7.1% (2007 est.)
Brazil 5.7% (2008 est.)
3.6% (2007 est.)
British Virgin Islands 2% (2005)
Brunei 0.3% (2007 est.)
Bulgaria 12.3% (2008)
9.8% (2007 est.)
Burkina Faso 10.7% (2008 est.)
-0.2% (2007 est.)
Burma 26.8% (2008 est.)
35% (2007 est.)
Burundi 24.1% (2008 est.)
8.3% (2007 est.)
Cambodia 19.7% (2008 est.)
5.9% (2007 est.)
Cameroon 5.3% (2008 est.)
1.1% (2007 est.)
Canada 2.4% (January 2009 est.)
2.1% (2007 est.)
Cape Verde 6.8% (2008 est.)
4.4% (2007 est.)
Cayman Islands 4.4% (2004)
Central African Republic 0.9% (2007 est.)
Chad 10.3% (2008 est.)
4% (2007 est.)
Chile 8.7% (2008 est.)
4.4% (2007 est.)
China 5.9% (2008 est.)
4.8% (2007 est.)
Colombia 7% (2008 est.)
5.5% (2007 est.)
Comoros 3% (2007 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 16.7% (2007 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 6.6% (2008 est.)
2.7% (2007 est.)
Cook Islands 2.1% (2005 est.)
Costa Rica 13.4% (2008 est.)
9.4% (2007 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 6.3% (2008 est.)
1.9% (2007 est.)
Croatia 6.1% (2008 est.)
4.5% (2007 est.)
Cuba 3.4% (2008 est.)
3.1% (2007 est.)
Cyprus 4.7% (2008 est.)
2.4% (2007 est.)
Czech Republic 6.3% (2008)
2.9% (2007 est.)
Denmark 3.4% (2008 est.)
1.7% (2007 est.)
Djibouti 5% (2007 est.)
Dominica 2.7% (2007 est.)
Dominican Republic 10.6% (2008 est.)
6.1% (2007 est.)
Ecuador 8.3% (2008 est.)
2.3% (2007 est.)
Egypt 18.3% (2008 est.)
9.5% (2007 est.)
El Salvador 7.3% (2008 est.)
4.6% (2007 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 7.5% (2008 est.)
6% (2007 est.)
Eritrea 18% (2008 est.)
17% (2007 est.)
Estonia 10.4% (2008 est.)
6.6% (2007 est.)
Ethiopia 44.4% (2008 est.)
17.2% (2007 est.)
European Union 3.5% (2008 est.)
1.8% (2006 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 3.6% (1998)
Faroe Islands 1.8% (2005)
Fiji 4.8% (2007)
Finland 4.1% (2008 est.)
2.5% (2007 est.)
France 2.8% (2008 est.)
1.5% (2007 est.)
French Polynesia 1.1% (2007)
1.1% (2006 est.)
Gabon 5.3% (2008 est.)
5% (2007 est.)
Gambia, The 6% (2008 est.)
5.1% (2007 est.)
Gaza Strip 11.5% (2008)
3.6% (2006)
note: includes West Bank
Georgia 10% (2008 est.)
9.3% (2007 est.)
Germany 2.7% (2008 est.)
2.3% (2007 est.)
Ghana 16.5% (2008 est.)
10.7% (2007 est.)
Gibraltar 2.9% (2005)
Greece 4.1% (2008 est.)
2.9% (2007 est.)
Greenland 1% (2005 est.)
Grenada 3.7% (2007 est.)
Guam 2.5% (2005 est.)
Guatemala 11.4% (2008 est.)
6.8% (2007 est.)
Guernsey 3.4% (June 2006)
Guinea 15% (2008 est.)
23.4% (2007 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 3.8% (2007 est.)
Guyana 8.3% (2008 est.)
12.3% (2007 est.)
Haiti 15.5% (2008 est.)
8.5% (2007 est.)
Honduras 11.4% (2008 est.)
6.9% (2007 est.)
Hong Kong 4.3% (2008 est.)
2% (2007 est.)
Hungary 6.1% (2008 est.)
8% (2007 est.)
Iceland 12.7% (2008 est.)
5.1% (2007 est.)
India 8.3% (2008 est.)
6.4% (2007 est.)
Indonesia 9.9% (2008 est.)
6.3% (2007 est.)
Iran 25.6% (2008 est.)
17.1% (2007 est.)
note: official Iranian estimate
Iraq 6.8% (2008 est.)
4.7% (2007 est.)
Ireland 4.1% (2008 est.)
4.9% (2007 est.)
Isle of Man 3.1% (December 2006 est.)
Israel 4.6% (2008 est.)
0.5% (2007 est.)
Italy 3.4% (2008 est.)
1.8% (2007 est.)
Jamaica 22% (2008 est.)
9.5% (2007 est.)
Japan 1.4% (2008 est.)
0.1% (2007 est.)
Jersey 3.7% (December 2006)
Jordan 14.9% (2008 est.)
5.4% (2007 est.)
Kazakhstan 17% (2008 est.)
10.8% (2007 est.)
Kenya 26.3% (2008 est.)
9.7% (2007 est.)
Kiribati 0.2% (2007 est.)
Korea, North NA%
Korea, South 4.7% (2008 est.)
2.5% (2007 est.)
Kosovo 5.3% (2007 est.)
Kuwait 10.6% (2008 est.)
5.5% (2007 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 24.5% (2008 est.)
10.2% (2007 est.)
Laos 8.6% (2008 est.)
4.5% (2007 est.)
Latvia 15.4% (2008 est.)
10.1% (2007 est.)
Lebanon 10% (2008 est.)
4.2% (2007 est.)
Lesotho 10.7% (2008 est.)
8% (2007 est.)
Liberia 11.2% (2007 est.)
Libya 10.4% (2008 est.)
6.3% (2007 est.)
Liechtenstein 1% (2001
Lithuania 10.9% (2008 est.)
5.7% (2007 est.)
Luxembourg 3.4% (2008 est.)
2.3% (2007 est.)
Macau 6.2% (December 2008)
7.2% (2006)
Macedonia 8.3% (2008 est.)
2.3% (2007 est.)
Madagascar 9.2% (2008 est.)
10.3% (2007 est.)
Malawi 8.7% (2008 est.)
7.9% (2007 est.)
Malaysia 5.4% (2008 est.)
2% (2007 est.)
note: approximately 30% of goods are price-controlled
Maldives 12.8% (October 2008 est.)
5% (2007 est.)
Mali 2.5% (2007 est.)
Malta 4.3% (2008 est.)
1.3% (2007 est.)
Marshall Islands 12.9% (2008 est.)
3% (2005 est.)
Mauritania 7.3% (2007 est.)
Mauritius 9.7% (2008 est.)
8.8% (2007 est.)
Mayotte 1.7% (2005)
Mexico 5.1% (2008 est.)
4% (2007 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 2.2% (2005)
Moldova 12.8% (2008)
12.3% (2007 est.)
Monaco 1.9% (2000)
Mongolia 28% (2008 est.)
9% (2007 est.)
Montenegro 3.4% (2007)
Montserrat 2.6% (2002 est.)
Morocco 3.9% (2008 est.)
2% (2007 est.)
Mozambique 10.3% (2008 est.)
8.2% (2007 est.)
Namibia 10.3% (2008 est.)
6.7% (2007 est.)
Nauru NA%
Nepal 7.7% (2008 est.)
6.4% (2007 est.)
Netherlands 2.5% (2008 est.)
1.6% (2007 est.)
Netherlands Antilles 2.1% (2003 est.)
New Caledonia 1.4% (2000 est.)
New Zealand 4% (2008 est.)
2.4% (2007 est.)
Nicaragua 19.8% (2008 est.)
11.1% (2007 est.)
Niger 0.1% (2007 est.)
Nigeria 11.6% (2008 est.)
5.4% (2007 est.)
Niue 4% (2005)
Northern Mariana Islands -0.8% (2000)
Norway 3.8% (2008 est.)
0.8% (2007 est.)
Oman 12.5% (2008 est.)
5.9% (2007 est.)
Pakistan 20.3% (2008 est.)
7.6% (2007 est.)
Palau 2.7% (2005 est.)
Panama 8.8% (2008 est.)
4.2% (2007 est.)
Papua New Guinea 10.8% (2008 est.)
0.9% (2007 est.)
Paraguay 10.2% (2008 est.)
8.1% (2007 est.)
Peru 5.8% (2008 est.)
1.8% (2007 est.)
Philippines 9.3% (2008 est.)
2.8% (2007 est.)
Poland 4.2% (2008 est.)
2.5% (2007 est.)
Portugal 2.6% (2008 est.)
2.4% (2007 est.)
Puerto Rico 6.5% (2003 est.)
Qatar 15.1% (2008 est.)
13.7% (2007 est.)
Romania 7.8% (2008 est.)
4.8% (2007 est.)
Russia 14.1% (2008 est.)
9% (2007 est.)
Rwanda 15.4% (2008 est.)
9.1% (2007 est.)
Saint Helena 3.2% (1997 est.)
3.2% (1997 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 4.5% (2007 est.)
Saint Lucia 1.9% (2007 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 8.1% (2005)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6.1% (2007 est.)
Samoa 6% (2007 est.)
San Marino -3.5% (2008)
-1.5% (2006)
Sao Tome and Principe 23% (2008 est.)
18% (2007 est.)
Saudi Arabia 9.9% (2008 est.)
4.1% (2007 est.)
Senegal 5.8% (2008 est.)
5.9% (2007 est.)
Serbia 6.8% (2007)
Seychelles 37% (2008 est.)
5.3% (2007 est.)
Sierra Leone 11.7% (2007 est.)
Singapore 6.5% (2008 est.)
2.1% (2007 est.)
Slovakia 4.6% (2008))
2.8% (2007 est.)
Slovenia 5.7% (2008 est.)
3.6% (2007 est.)
Solomon Islands 6.3% (2007 est.)
Somalia NA%
note: businesses print their own money, so inflation rates cannot be easily determined
South Africa 11.3% (2008 est.)
6.5% (2007 est.)
Spain 4.1% (2008 est.)
2.8% (2007 est.)
Sri Lanka 22.6% (2008 est.)
15.8% (2007 est.)
Sudan 16% (2008 est.)
8% (2007 est.)
Suriname 6.4% (2007 est.)
Swaziland 12.6% (2008 est.)
8.1% (2007 est.)
Sweden 3.5% (November 2008 est.)
2.2% (2007 est.)
Switzerland 2.4% (2008 est.)
0.7% (2007 est.)
Syria 15.4% (2008 est.)
12.2% (2007 est.)
Taiwan 3.5% (2008 est.)
1.8% (2007 est.)
Tajikistan 20.5% (2008)
13.1% (2007 est.)
Tanzania 10.3% (2008 est.)
7% (2007 est.)
Thailand 5.5% (2008 est.)
2.2% (2007 est.)
Timor-Leste 7.8% (2007 est.)
Togo 8.7% (2008 est.)
1% (2007 est.)
Tokelau NA%
Tonga 5.9% (2007 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 12% (2008 est.)
7.9% (2007 est.)
Tunisia 5% (2008 est.)
3.1% (2007 est.)
Turkey 10.4% (2008 est.)
8.7% (2007 est.)
Turkmenistan 13% (2008 est.)
11.3% (2007 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 4% (1995)
Tuvalu 3.8% (2006 est.)
Uganda 12% (2008 est.)
6.1% (2007 est.)
Ukraine 25.2% (2008 est.)
12.8% (2007 est.)
United Arab Emirates 20% (2008 est.)
14% (2007 est.)
United Kingdom 3.6% (2008 est.)
2.3% (2007 est.)
United States 3.8% (2008 est.)
2.9% (2007 est.)
Uruguay 7.9% (2008)
8.1% (2007 est.)
Uzbekistan 14% (2008 est.)
12% (2007 est.)
note: official data; based on independent analysis of consumer prices, inflation reached 38% in 2008
Vanuatu 3.9% (2007 est.)
Venezuela 30.4% (2008 est.)
18.7% (2007 est.)
Vietnam 24.4% (2008 est.)
8.3% (2007 est.)
Virgin Islands 2.2% (2003)
Wallis and Futuna 2.8% (2005)
West Bank 11.5% (2008)
3.6% (2006)
note: data in include Gaza Strip
Western Sahara NA%
World developed countries 1% to 4% typically; developing countries 5% to 20% typically; national inflation rates vary widely in individual cases, from declining prices in Japan to hyperinflation in one Third World country (Zimbabwe); inflation rates have declined for most countries for the last several years, held in check by increasing international competition from several low wage countries
Yemen 19% (2008 est.)
10% (2007 est.)
Zambia 12.4% (2008 est.)
10.6% (2007 est.)
Zimbabwe 11.2 million% (2008 est.)
12,563% (2007 est.)
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