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Inflation rates in Mauritania

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Mauritania moved over the past 34 years between 1.3% and 12.9%. For 2020, an inflation rate of 2.4% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1986 to 2020, the average inflation rate was 5.8% per year. Overall, the price increase was 561.59%. An item that cost 100 Ouguiya in 1986 cost 661.59 Ouguiya in the beginning of 2021.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 34 years compared with the USA

In only a few countries is the price increase is that high. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 12.9% in 1989 means, that compared to the previous year all prices increased by an average of 12.9%. In comparison to most other countries, the drastic price increases are no longer average. Usually this is a sign of political and economic turmoil.

Performance based on 100% in 1985:Performance in Mauritania

      Mauritania       USA


Inflation calculator for Mauritania

Enter any amount, an initial year and an end year here. You will then be provided with the original amount after inflation. Example: 1000 Ouguiya in 1986 corresponds to 6,615.89 Ouguiya at the beginning of 2021 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Mauritania

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Mauritania

      Mauritania       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearMauritaniaØ EUØ USAØ World
20202.39 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
20192.30 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20183.05 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20172.28 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20161.49 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20153.24 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20143.53 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20134.13 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20124.90 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20115.69 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20106.28 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20092.22 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
20087.35 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
20077.25 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
20066.24 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
200512.13 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
200410.37 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20035.15 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
20023.90 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
20014.71 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
20003.25 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
19994.07 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
19988.03 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
19974.63 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
19964.68 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
19956.54 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
19944.13 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
19939.37 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
199210.14 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
19915.63 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
19906.60 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
198912.93 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
19881.32 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
19878.15 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
19867.43 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %

Data basis: International Monetary Fund, World Bank and OECD Inflation CPI indicator (doi:10.1787/eee82e6e-en)
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