Development of inflation rates in Zambia

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Zambia moved over the past 33 years between 6.4% and 183.3%. For 2019, an inflation rate of 9.2% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1986 to 2019, the average inflation rate was 39.4% per year. Overall, the price increase was 1,566,530.24 %. An item that cost 100 Kwacha in 1986 was so charged 1,566,630.24 Kwacha in the beginning of 2020.

In only a very few countries, the price increase is that high. The rate of 183.3% in 1993 means, that compared to the previous year all prices have been increased by an average of 183.3%. 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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Performance over the last 33 years compared to the European Union

Performance based on 100% in 1985.Performance in Zambia

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Inflation calculator for Zambia

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 1986 corresponds to an amount of 15,666,302.40 Kwacha at the beginning of 2020 due to inflation.

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Development of inflation rates for consumer goods in Zambia

Inflation rates in Zambia

JahrZambiaØ European Union
198655.83 %3.55 %
198747.05 %4.07 %
198851.00 %4.35 %
1989123.40 %6.01 %
1990107.02 %6.30 %
199197.64 %5.93 %
1992165.71 %5.60 %
1993183.31 %4.79 %
199454.60 %4.71 %
199534.93 %4.32 %
199643.07 %3.31 %
199724.42 %2.72 %
199824.46 %2.40 %
199926.79 %2.15 %
200026.03 %3.10 %
200121.39 %3.15 %
200222.23 %2.31 %
200321.40 %2.08 %
200417.97 %2.26 %
200518.32 %2.47 %
20069.02 %2.60 %
200710.66 %2.48 %
200812.45 %4.16 %
200913.40 %0.93 %
20108.50 %1.53 %
20116.43 %3.29 %
20126.58 %2.66 %
20136.98 %1.22 %
20147.81 %0.20 %
201510.11 %-0.06 %
201617.87 %0.18 %
20176.58 %1.43 %
20187.49 %1.74 %
20199.15 %1.63 %