Development of inflation rates in Malawi

The inflation rate in Malawi moved over the past years between 7.4% and 83.3%. For 2017, an inflation rate of 11.5% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1981 to 2017, the average inflation rate was 20.7% per year. Overall, the price increase was 72,052.97 %. An item that cost 100 Kwacha in 1981 was so charged 72,152.97 Kwacha in the beginning of 2018.

In only a very few countries, the price increase is that high. The rate of 83.3% in 1995 means, that compared to the previous year all prices have been increased by an average of 83.3%. In comparison to other countries, the drastic price increases are no longer on average. Usually this is a sign of political and economic turmoil.

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Inflation developments of the past 36 years compared to the European Union

Performance based on 100% in 1980.



      Malawi       European Union


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Enter any amount, an initial year and an end year here. You will then be issued with the amount that arose from the original amount after inflation. Example: 1000 Kwacha in 1981 corresponds to an amount of 721,529.71 Kwacha at the beginning of 2018 due to inflation.

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JahrMalawiØ European Union
198111.81 %11.82 %
19829.82 %9.47 %
198313.50 %8.52 %
198420.03 %7.37 %
198510.52 %5.61 %
198614.05 %3.55 %
198725.16 %4.07 %
198833.91 %4.22 %
198912.45 %5.72 %
199011.82 %6.30 %
199112.62 %5.93 %
199223.75 %5.60 %
199322.77 %4.79 %
199434.65 %4.71 %
199583.33 %4.32 %
199637.60 %3.31 %
19979.14 %2.72 %
199829.75 %2.40 %
199944.80 %2.15 %
200029.58 %3.10 %
200122.70 %3.15 %
200214.74 %2.31 %
20039.58 %2.08 %
200411.43 %2.26 %
200515.41 %2.47 %
200613.97 %2.60 %
20077.95 %2.48 %
20088.71 %4.16 %
20098.42 %0.93 %
20107.41 %1.67 %
20117.62 %3.31 %
201221.27 %2.72 %
201327.28 %1.39 %
201423.79 %0.22 %
201521.87 %-0.05 %
201621.71 %0.22 %
201711.54 %1.58 %