Inflation, CPI (Average) rose to 15.6% in Sierra Leone in 2018

Inflation, CPI (Average) (%)
Economy | Sierra Leone | February 01, 2019
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Average inflation measured by CPI reached 15.6 % in 2018 in Sierra Leone, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 8451 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in Sierra Leone reached an all time high of 15.6 % in 2018 and an all time low of -0.033 % in 2002. When compared to Sierra Leone's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in Burkina Faso amounted to 2.00 %, 8.20 % in Guinea, 21.3 % in Liberia and 2.47 % in Mali in 2018.

Sierra Leone has been ranked 13th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 96 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
Algeria % 0.056% 6.50% 6.70% 6.00% 7.90%
Burkina Faso % 0.004% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00%
Ghana % 0.124% 9.47% 8.00% 8.00% 7.00%
Guinea % 0.089% 8.20% 8.00% 7.95% 7.85%
Ivory Coast % 0.007% 1.70% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00%
Liberia % 0.124% 21.3% 24.5% 20.0% 16.0%
Mali % 0.018% 2.47% 2.08% 2.14% 2.19%
Mauritania % 0.023% 3.81% 3.92% 3.70% 3.95%
Niger % 0.024% 3.90% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00%
Senegal % 0.013% 0.380% 0.853% 1.50% 1.50%
Sierra Leone % 0.182% 15.6% 13.1% 12.2% 10.8%