Development of inflation rates in South Africa

The inflation rate in Germany moved over the past years between 1.4% and 18.7%. For 2016, an inflation rate of 6.3% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1980 to 2016, the average inflation rate was 9.5% per year. Overall, the price increase was 2,498.62 %. An item that cost 100 Rand in 1979 was 2016 so charged 2,598.62 Rand.

In only a very few countries, the price increase is that high. The rate of 18.7% in 1986 means, that compared to the previous year all prices have been increased by an average of 18.7%. 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 1979.



      South Africa       European Union


JahrSouth AfricaØ European Union
198013.66 %13.52 %
198115.25 %12.01 %
198214.64 %9.57 %
198312.30 %8.67 %
198411.53 %7.67 %
198516.29 %5.83 %
198618.65 %3.72 %
198716.16 %3.99 %
198812.78 %4.55 %
198914.73 %5.73 %
199014.32 %6.30 %
199115.33 %5.94 %
199213.87 %5.08 %
19939.72 %4.61 %
19948.94 %4.71 %
19958.68 %4.27 %
19967.35 %3.34 %
19978.60 %2.65 %
19986.88 %2.41 %
19995.18 %2.17 %
20005.34 %3.16 %
20015.70 %3.15 %
20029.16 %2.31 %
20035.86 %2.10 %
20041.39 %2.26 %
20053.40 %2.48 %
20064.64 %2.60 %
20077.10 %2.63 %
200811.54 %4.20 %
20097.13 %0.95 %
20104.26 %1.67 %
20115.00 %3.31 %
20125.65 %2.72 %
20135.75 %1.39 %
20146.07 %0.22 %
20154.59 %-0.06 %
20166.33 %0.22 %