Malawi - Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)
1981 - 2022

Malawi's inflation, consumer prices (annual %) is currently 20.95%, according to the most recent World Bank data for the country (2022).

Definition

The consumer price index gauges inflation by indicating the yearly percentage shift in the expenses for an average consumer to procure a collection of goods and services, which could either remain constant or alter at specified periods like annually; typically employing the Laspeyres formula.

  • Malawi's inflation, consumer prices (annual %) for 2022 was 20.954%, a 124.58% increase from 2021, with a +11 difference.
  • In 2021 it was 9.33%, a 8.17% increase from 2020.
  • In 2020 it was 8.626%, a -7.95% increase from 2019.
  • In 2019 it was 9.371%, a -24.55% increase from 2018.
  • In 2018 it was 12.42%, a 7.60% increase from 2017.
Measure: Percent

Average, Lowest, and Highest Recorded Values

The average inflation, consumer prices (annual %), value for Malawi is currently 19.2186% (average of years with recorded data) with a lowest recorded value of 7.4116% in 2010 and a highest value of 83.3258% in 1995.

20.954%
Recent Data (2022)
9.33%
2021 Data
8.626%
2020 Data
20.954%
Most Recent Data (2022)
9.33%
2021 Data
All Time Malawi Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) Data
Malawi's Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) - Historical Data
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Comparison with Countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region.

Among countries in the same World Bank Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region, Malawi comes in 8th with 20.954% inflation, consumer prices (annual %).

  • Within the same region, Sudan comes in 1st with 138.808%, inflation, consumer prices (annual %).
  • Zimbabwe comes in 2nd with 104.705%.
  • Ghana comes in 3rd with 31.256%.
  • Sierra Leone comes in 4th with 27.208%.
  • Ethiopia comes in 5th with 26.84%.
  • Angola comes in 6th with 25.754%.
  • Liberia comes in 7th with 23.564%.
  • Nigeria comes in 9th with 18.847%.
  • Burundi comes in 10th with 18.801%.
  • Sao Tome and Principe comes in 11th with 18.006%.
  • Rwanda comes in 12th with 17.689%.
  • Burkina Faso comes in 13th with 14.29%.
  • Botswana comes in 14th with 11.666%.
  • Gambia, The comes in 15th with 11.513%.
  • Zambia comes in 16th with 10.993%.
  • Mauritius comes in 17th with 10.774%.
  • And Guinea comes in 18th with 10.493%, inflation, consumer prices (annual %).

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %), Top 10 Countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region.

Top 10 Countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region.
# Country Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) Year
1 Sudan 138.81% 2022
2 Zimbabwe 104.70% 2022
3 Ghana 31.26% 2022
4 Sierra Leone 27.21% 2022
5 Ethiopia 26.84% 2021
6 Angola 25.75% 2021
7 Liberia 23.56% 2018
8 Malawi 20.95% 2022
9 Nigeria 18.85% 2022
10 Burundi 18.80% 2022

Comparison with Countries in the Low income Group.

Among countries in the same World Bank Low income (LI) group, Malawi comes in 6th with 20.954% inflation, consumer prices (annual %).

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %), Top 14 Countries in the Low income Group.

Top 14 Countries in the Low income Group.
# Country Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) Year
1 Sudan 138.808% 2022
2 Syrian Arab Republic 36.702% 2012
3 Sierra Leone 27.208% 2022
4 Ethiopia 26.840% 2021
5 Liberia 23.564% 2018
6 Malawi 20.954% 2022
7 Burundi 18.801% 2022
8 Rwanda 17.689% 2022
9 Burkina Faso 14.290% 2022
10 Gambia, The 11.513% 2022
11 Mozambique 10.279% 2022
12 Guinea-Bissau 9.394% 2022
13 Madagascar 8.161% 2022
14 Yemen, Rep. 8.105% 2014