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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 10.2% (2011 est.)
0.9% (2010 est.)
Albania 2% (2012 est.)
3.5% (2011 est.)
Algeria 8.9% (2012 est.)
4.5% (2011 est.)
American Samoa NA%
Andorra 1.1% (2012 est.)
-2.5% (2011 est.)
Angola 10.3% (2012 est.)
13.5% (2011 est.)
Anguilla 4.4% (2012 est.)
6.1% (2011 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 1.4% (2012 est.)
3.3% (2011 est.)
Argentina 25.3% (2012 est.)
24.4% (2011 est.)
note: data are derived from private estimates
Armenia 2.6% (2012 est.)
7.7% (2011 est.)
Aruba 0.6% (2012 est.)
4.4% (2011 est.)
Australia 1.8% (2012 est.)
3.3% (2011 est.)
Austria 2.6% (2012 est.)
3.5% (2011 est.)
Azerbaijan 1.8% (2012 est.)
8.1% (2011 est.)
Bahamas, The 2.8% (2012 est.)
3.2% (2011 est.)
Bahrain 2.8% (2012 est.)
-0.4% (2011 est.)
Bangladesh 8.7% (2012 est.)
10.7% (2011 est.)
Barbados 4.8% (2012 est.)
9.4% (2011 est.)
Belarus 59.1% (2012 est.)
53.3% (2011 est.)
Belgium 2.6% (2012 est.)
3.4% (2011 est.)
Belize 1.2% (2012 est.)
-2.5% (2011 est.)
Benin 6.8% (2012 est.)
2.7% (2011 est.)
Bermuda 2.4% (2012 est.)
2.7% (2011 est.)
Bhutan 10.9% (2012 est.)
8.8% (2011 est.)
Bolivia 4.5% (2012 est.)
9.9% (2011 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.1% (2012 est.)
3.7% (2011 est.)
Botswana 7.5% (2012 est.)
8.5% (2011 est.)
Brazil 5.4% (2012 est.)
6.6% (2011 est.)
British Virgin Islands 2.2% (2012 est.)
2.5% (2011 est.)
Brunei 0.5% (2012 est.)
2.1% (2011 est.)
Bulgaria 3% (2012 est.)
4.2% (2011 est.)
Burkina Faso 3.8% (2012 est.)
2.8% (2011 est.)
Burma 1.5% (2012 est.)
5% (2011 est.)
Burundi 18% (2012 est.)
9.7% (2011 est.)
Cambodia 2.9% (2012 est.)
5.5% (2011 est.)
Cameroon 2.9% (2012 est.)
2.9% (2011 est.)
Canada 1.5% (2012 est.)
2.9% (2011 est.)
Cape Verde 2.5% (2012 est.)
4.5% (2011 est.)
Cayman Islands 1.2% (2012 est.)
1.3% (2011 est.)
Central African Republic 5% (2012 est.)
1.3% (2011 est.)
Chad 10.2% (2012 est.)
-4.9% (2011 est.)
Chile 3% (2012 est.)
3.3% (2011 est.)
China 2.6% (2012 est.)
5.5% (2011 est.)
Colombia 3.2% (2012 est.)
3.4% (2011 est.)
Comoros 6% (2012 est.)
6.8% (2011 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 10.5% (2012 est.)
15.5% (2011 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 3.9% (2012 est.)
1.3% (2011 est.)
Cook Islands 2.2% (2011 est.)
2.2% (2011 est.)
Costa Rica 4.5% (2012 est.)
4.9% (2011 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 1.3% (2012 est.)
5.1% (2011 est.)
Croatia 3.4% (2012 est.)
2.3% (2011 est.)
Cuba 5.5% (2012 est.)
4.8% (2011 est.)
Curacao 2.3% (2011 est.)
1.3% (2010 est.)
Cyprus 2.4% (2012 est.)
3.3% (2011 est.)
Czech Republic 3.3% (2012 est.)
1.9% (2011 est.)
Denmark 2.4% (2012 est.)
2.8% (2011 est.)
Djibouti 3.8% (2012 est.)
4.4% (2011 est.)
Dominica 2.3% (2012 est.)
2.4% (2011 est.)
Dominican Republic 3.7% (2012 est.)
8.5% (2011 est.)
Ecuador 5.1% (2012 est.)
4.5% (2011 est.)
Egypt 7.1% (2012 est.)
10.1% (2011 est.)
El Salvador 1.8% (2012 est.)
5.1% (2011 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 5.7% (2012 est.)
7% (2011 est.)
Eritrea 17% (2012 est.)
20% (2011 est.)
Estonia 3.9% (2012 est.)
5% (2011 est.)
Ethiopia 23.4% (2012 est.)
33.2% (2011 est.)
European Union 2.6% (2012 est.)
1.8% (2011 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 1.2% (2003)
3.6% (1998)
Faroe Islands 2.3% (2011)
0.4% (2010)
Fiji 5% (2012 est.)
8.7% (2011 est.)
Finland 3.2% (2012 est.)
3.3% (2011 est.)
France 2.2% (2012 est.)
2.3% (2011 est.)
French Polynesia 1.1% (2007)
1.1% (2006 est.)
Gabon 2.7% (2012 est.)
1.3% (2011 est.)
Gambia, The 4.7% (2012 est.)
4.8% (2011 est.)
Gaza Strip 2.8% (2012 est.)
2.9% (2011 est.)
note: includes West Bank
Georgia -0.9% (2012 est.)
8.5% (2011 est.)
Germany 2.1% (2012 est.)
2.5% (2011 est.)
Ghana 9.2% (2012 est.)
8.7% (2011 est.)
Gibraltar 2.8% (2008)
2.6% (2006)
Greece 1.5% (2012 est.)
3.3% (2011 est.)
Greenland 2.8% (2011 est.)
1.7% (2010 est.)
Grenada 3.2% (2012 est.)
3% (2011 est.)
Guam 4% (2011 est.)
Guatemala 3.8% (2012 est.)
6.2% (2011 est.)
Guernsey 3.4% (June 2006)
Guinea 15.2% (2012 est.)
21.4% (2011 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 2.4% (2012 est.)
5% (2011 est.)
Guyana 3% (2012 est.)
2.6% (2011 est.)
Haiti 6.3% (2012 est.)
8.4% (2011 est.)
Honduras 5.2% (2012 est.)
6.8% (2011 est.)
Hong Kong 4.1% (2012 est.)
5.3% (2011 est.)
Hungary 5.7% (2012 est.)
3.9% (2011 est.)
Iceland 5.2% (2012 est.)
4% (2011 est.)
India 9.3% (2012 est.)
8.9% (2011 est.)
Indonesia 4.3% (2012 est.)
5.4% (2011 est.)
Iran 27.1% (2012 est.)
20.6% (2011 est.)
note: official Iranian estimate
Iraq 6.1% (2012 est.)
5.6% (2011 est.)
Ireland 1.7% (2012 est.)
2.6% (2011 est.)
Isle of Man 5% (2010 est.)
3.1% (2006)
Israel 1.7% (2012 est.)
3.5% (2011 est.)
Italy 3.3% (2012 est.)
2.9% (2011 est.)
Jamaica 6.9% (2012 est.)
7.5% (2011 est.)
Japan 0% (2012 est.)
-0.3% (2011 est.)
Jersey 3.7% (2006)
Jordan 4.8% (2012 est.)
4.4% (2011 est.)
Kazakhstan 5.1% (2012 est.)
8.4% (2011 est.)
Kenya 9.4% (2012 est.)
14% (2011 est.)
Kiribati 0.2% (2007 est.)
Korea, North NA%
Korea, South 2.2% (2012 est.)
4% (2011 est.)
Kosovo 8.3% (2011 est.)
3.5% (2010 est.)
Kuwait 2.9% (2012 est.)
4.7% (2011 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 2.7% (2012 est.)
16.5% (2011 est.)
Laos 4.3% (2012 est.)
7.6% (2011 est.)
Latvia 2.3% (2012 est.)
4.4% (2011 est.)
Lebanon 6.4% (2012 est.)
5.1% (2011 est.)
Lesotho 6.1% (2012 est.)
5% (2011 est.)
Liberia 6.9% (2012 est.)
8.5% (2011 est.)
Libya 6.1% (2012 est.)
15.9% (2011 est.)
Liechtenstein 0.2% (2011)
0.7% (2010)
Lithuania 3% (2012 est.)
4.1% (2011 est.)
Luxembourg 2.7% (2012 est.)
3.4% (2011 est.)
Macau 6.2% (2012 est.)
5.8% (2011 est.)
Macedonia 3.1% (2012 est.)
3.9% (2011 est.)
Madagascar 6.4% (2012 est.)
9.5% (2011 est.)
Malawi 21.4% (2012 est.)
7.6% (2011 est.)
Malaysia 1.7% (2012 est.)
3.2% (2011 est.)
note: approximately 30% of goods are price-controlled
Maldives 5.1% (2012 est.)
16.7% (2011 est.)
Mali 5.4% (2012 est.)
2.9% (2011 est.)
Malta 2.4% (2012 est.)
2.7% (2011 est.)
Marshall Islands 12.9% (2008 est.)
3% (2005 est.)
Mauritania 6.5% (2012 est.)
5.7% (2011 est.)
Mauritius 3.9% (2012 est.)
6.5% (2011 est.)
Mexico 4.1% (2012 est.)
3.4% (2011 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 3.4% (2011 est.)
3.5% (2010 est.)
Moldova 4.5% (2012 est.)
7.6% (2011 est.)
Monaco 1.5% (2010)
Mongolia 14.2% (2012 est.)
9.5% (2011 est.)
Montenegro 4% (2012)
3% (2011)
Montserrat 3.3% (2012 est.)
3.7% (2011 est.)
Morocco 1.2% (2012 est.)
0.9% (2011 est.)
Mozambique 2.1% (2012 est.)
10.4% (2011 est.)
Namibia 6.5% (2012 est.)
5% (2011 est.)
Nauru NA% (2011 est.)
Nepal 9.5% (2012 est.)
9.5% (2011 est.)
Netherlands 2.8% (2012 est.)
2.5% (2011 est.)
New Caledonia 1.7% (2012 est.)
2.4% (2011 est.)
New Zealand 1.1% (2012 est.)
4% (2011 est.)
Nicaragua 7.2% (2012 est.)
8.1% (2011 est.)
Niger 0.5% (2012 est.)
2.9% (2011 est.)
Nigeria 12.2% (2012 est.)
10.8% (2011 est.)
Niue 4% (2005)
Northern Mariana Islands -2.7% (2012 est.)
Norway 0.7% (2012 est.)
1.3% (2011 est.)
Oman 2.9% (2012 est.)
4.1% (2011 est.)
Pakistan 9.7% (2012 est.)
11.9% (2011 est.)
Palau 2.7% (2011 est.)
1.6% (2010 est.)
Panama 5.7% (2012 est.)
5.9% (2011 est.)
Papua New Guinea 2.2% (2012 est.)
8.4% (2011 est.)
Paraguay 3.7% (2012 est.)
8.3% (2011 est.)
Peru 3.7% (2012 est.)
3.4% (2011 est.)
note: data are for metropolitan Lima, annual average
Philippines 3.1% (2012 est.)
4.7% (2011 est.)
Poland 3.7% (2012 est.)
4.2% (2011 est.)
Portugal 2.8% (2012 est.)
3.7% (2011 est.)
Puerto Rico 1.3% (2012 est.)
2.9% (2011 est.)
Qatar 1.9% (2012 est.)
1.9% (2011 est.)
Romania 3.3% (2012 est.)
5.8% (2011 est.)
Russia 5.1% (2012 est.)
8.4% (2011 est.)
Rwanda 6.3% (2012 est.)
5.7% (2011 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 4% (2012 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2% (2012 est.)
5.9% (2011 est.)
Saint Lucia 3.7% (2012 est.)
2.8% (2011 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 4.5% (2010)
8.1% (2005)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3.1% (2012 est.)
4% (2011 est.)
Samoa 2.1% (2012 est.)
5.2% (2011 est.)
San Marino 2.5% (2012)
3.1% (December 2011)
Sao Tome and Principe 10.6% (2012 est.)
14.3% (2011 est.)
Saudi Arabia 4% (2012 est.)
4.9% (2011 est.)
Senegal 1.4% (2012 est.)
3.4% (2011 est.)
Serbia 7.3% (2012 est.)
11.2% (2011 est.)
Seychelles 7.1% (2012 est.)
2.6% (2011 est.)
Sierra Leone 12.9% (2012 est.)
16.2% (2011 est.)
Singapore 4.6% (2012 est.)
5.2% (2011 est.)
Sint Maarten 4% (2012 est.)
0.7% (2009 est.)
Slovakia 3.6% (2012 est.)
3.9% (2011 est.)
Slovenia 2.6% (2012 est.)
1.8% (2011 est.)
Solomon Islands 5.9% (2012 est.)
7.4% (2011 est.)
Somalia NA%
note: businesses print their own money, so inflation rates cannot be easily determined
South Africa 5.7% (2012 est.)
5% (2011 est.)
South Sudan 79% (May 2012 est.)
Spain 2.4% (2012 est.)
3% (2011 est.)
Sri Lanka 7.5% (2012 est.)
6.7% (2011 est.)
Sudan 31.9% (2012 est.)
18% (2011 est.)
Suriname 5% (2012 est.)
17.7% (2011 est.)
Swaziland 9.4% (2012 est.)
6.1% (2011 est.)
Sweden 0.9% (2012 est.)
3% (2011 est.)
Switzerland -0.7% (2012 est.)
0.2% (2011 est.)
Syria 37% (2012 est.)
4.8% (2011 est.)
Taiwan 1.9% (2012 est.)
1.4% (2011 est.)
Tajikistan 5.8% (2012 est.)
12.4% (2011 est.)
Tanzania 16.1% (2012 est.)
12.7% (2011 est.)
Thailand 3% (2012 est.)
3.8% (2011 est.)
Timor-Leste 11.8% (2012 est.)
13.5% (2011 est.)
Togo 2.6% (2012 est.)
3.6% (2011 est.)
Tokelau NA%
Tonga 1.2% (2012 est.)
6.3% (2011 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 9.2% (2012 est.)
5.1% (2011 est.)
Tunisia 5.6% (2012 est.)
3.5% (2011 est.)
Turkey 8.9% (2012 est.)
6.5% (2011 est.)
Turkmenistan 8.5% (2012 est.)
12% (2011 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 2.5% (2012 est.)
2.2% (2011 est.)
Tuvalu 3.8% (2006 est.)
Uganda 14% (2012 est.)
18.7% (2011 est.)
Ukraine 0.6% (2012 est.)
8% (2011 est.)
United Arab Emirates 0.7% (2012 est.)
0.9% (2011 est.)
United Kingdom 2.8% (2012 est.)
4.5% (2011 est.)
United States 2.1% (2012 est.)
3.1% (2011 est.)
Uruguay 8.1% (2012 est.)
8.1% (2011 est.)
Uzbekistan 12.7% (2012 est.)
12.8% (2011 est.)
note: official data; based on independent analysis of consumer prices, inflation reached 22% in 2012
Vanuatu 1.4% (2012 est.)
0.9% (2011 est.)
Venezuela 21.1% (2012 est.)
26.1% (2011 est.)
Vietnam 9.1% (2012 est.)
18.7% (2011 est.)
Virgin Islands 2.2% (2003)
Wallis and Futuna 2.8% (2005)
West Bank 2.8% (2012 est.)
2.9% (2011 est.)
note: includes Gaza Strip
Western Sahara NA%
World world average 4.1% (2012 est.)
developed countries 2.3% (2011 est.)
developing countries 5.3% (2012 est.)
note: the above estimates are weighted averages; inflation in developed countries is 0% to 4% typically, in developing countries, 5% to 10% typically; national inflation rates vary widely in individual cases; inflation rates have declined for most countries for the last several years, held in check by increasing international competition from several low wage countries, and by soft demand as a result of the world financial crisis (2012 est.)
Yemen 10.2% (2012 est.)
19.5% (2011 est.)
Zambia 6.6% (2012 est.)
8.7% (2011 est.)
Zimbabwe 8.2% (2012 est.)
5.4% (2011 est.)
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