Inflation, CPI (Average) rose to 1.40% in New Zealand in 2018

Inflation, CPI (Average) (%)
Economy | New Zealand | February 01, 2019
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Average inflation measured by CPI reached 1.40 % in 2018 in New Zealand, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 7470 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in New Zealand reached an all time high of 1.40 % in 2018 and an all time low of -0.001 % in 1999. When compared to New Zealand's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in Australia amounted to 2.16 %, 3.41 % in Indonesia, 0.995 % in Malaysia and 4.95 % in Philippines in 2018.

New Zealand has been ranked 146th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 10 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) 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.

Inflation, CPI (Average) Unit 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Australia % 0.019% 2.16% 2.31% 2.51% 2.52%
Cambodia % 0.029% 3.31% 3.28% 3.23% 3.08%
China % 0.016% 2.19% 2.38% 2.65% 2.80%
Indonesia % 0.038% 3.41% 3.85% 3.85% 3.36%
Malaysia % 0.039% 0.995% 2.29% 2.55% 2.51%
New Zealand % 0.019% 1.40% 1.71% 1.94% 2.02%
Papua New Guinea % 5.40% 4.21% 3.79% 3.82% 3.82%
Philippines % 0.029% 4.95% 4.00% 3.35% 3.07%
Singapore % 0.006% 1.04% 1.37% 1.45% 1.35%
Taiwan % 1.10% 1.50% 1.30% 1.50% 1.80%
Thailand % 0.007% 0.918% 0.916% 1.10% 1.40%
Vietnam % 0.035% 3.80% 4.00% 4.00% 4.00%