Human Development Data for the Arab States

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index reflects the annual percentage change in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly. The Laspeyres formula is generally used.

Source: International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Algeria 9.5 16.7 0.3 1.4 2.3 3.7 4.9 5.7 3.9
Bahrain 3.9 0.9 -0.7 2.6 2 3.3 3.5 2.8 2
Comoros .. .. .. 3 3.4 4.5 1.7 -0.1 ..
Djibouti 12.1 .. .. 3.1 3.5 5 12 1.7 4
Egypt 20.8 16.8 2.7 4.9 7.6 9.3 18.3 11.8 11.3
Iraq .. .. 5 37 53.2 -10.1 12.7 6.9 2.9
Jordan 11.1 16.2 0.7 3.5 6.3 5.4 14.9 -0.7 5
Kuwait 6.9 9.8 2.5 4.1 3.1 5.5 10.6 4 4
Lebanon .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1.2 4
Libya 9.7 8.5 -2.9 2.7 1.5 6.3 10.4 2.5 ..
Mauritania .. 6.6 3.3 12.1 6.2 7.3 7.4 2.2 6.3
Morocco 9.4 6.8 1.9 1 3.3 2 3.7 1 1
Oman .. .. .. 1.9 3.2 6 12.1 3.9 3.2
Qatar 6.8 3 1.7 8.8 11.8 13.8 15.1 -4.9 -2.4
Saudi Arabia 4.2 2.1 -1.1 0.7 2.2 4.2 9.9 5.1 5.3
Sudan 25.4 65.2 8 8.5 7.2 8 14.3 11.2 13
Syrian Arab Republic 19.3 19.4 -3.9 7.2 10 3.9 15.7 2.9 4.4
Tunisia .. 6.6 3 2 4.5 3.4 4.9 3.5 4.4
Yemen .. .. 4.6 11.8 10.8 7.9 19 5.4 11.2


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