Development of inflation rates in Laos

The inflation rate in Laos moved over the past years between 0.0% and 125.3%. For 2016, an inflation rate of 1.5% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1989 to 2016, the average inflation rate was 19.9% per year. Overall, the price increase was 7,515.08 %. An item that cost 100 Kip in 1988 was 2016 so charged 7,615.08 Kip.

In only a very few countries, the price increase is that high. The rate of 125.3% in 1999 means, that compared to the previous year all prices have been increased by an average of 125.3%. 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 27 years compared to the European Union

Performance based on 100% in 1988.



      Laos       European Union


JahrLaosØ European Union
198961.33 %5.73 %
199035.64 %6.30 %
199113.44 %5.94 %
19929.86 %5.08 %
19936.27 %4.61 %
19946.78 %4.71 %
199519.59 %4.27 %
199613.02 %3.34 %
199727.51 %2.65 %
199890.98 %2.41 %
1999125.27 %2.17 %
200025.08 %3.16 %
20017.81 %3.15 %
200210.63 %2.31 %
200315.49 %2.10 %
200410.46 %2.26 %
20057.17 %2.48 %
20066.80 %2.60 %
20074.52 %2.63 %
20087.63 %4.20 %
20090.04 %0.95 %
20105.98 %1.67 %
20117.58 %3.31 %
20124.26 %2.72 %
20136.36 %1.39 %
20144.14 %0.22 %
20151.28 %-0.06 %
20161.51 %0.22 %