Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)

Definition: 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.

Description: The map below shows how Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Zimbabwe, with a value of 24,411.03. The country with the lowest value in the world is Chad, with a value of -4.90.

Source: International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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