Inflation, CPI (Average) rose to 1.59% in Swaziland in 2017

Inflation, CPI (Average) (%)
Economy | Swaziland | July 14, 2018
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Average inflation measured by CPI reached 1.59 % in 2017 in Swaziland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1932 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in Swaziland reached an all time high of 1.59 % in 2017 and an all time low of 0.018 % in 1967. When compared to Swaziland's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in Botswana amounted to 3.70 %, 12.8 % in Lesotho, 6.50 % in Mozambique and 1.91 % in South Africa in 2017.

Swaziland has been ranked 131st within the group of 173 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 69 places behind 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
Botswana % 0.038% 3.70% 3.70% 3.80% 3.90%
Lesotho % 0.066% 12.8% 9.94% 8.70% 7.90%
Malawi % 2.09% 3.82% 2.90% 3.00% 3.00%
Mozambique % 0.199% 6.50% 6.10% 6.50% 6.40%
Namibia % 9.93% 4.48% 6.00% 5.80% 5.50%
South Africa % 0.063% 1.91% 1.88% 1.90% 2.00%
Swaziland % 0.078% 1.59% 1.58% 1.70% 1.90%
Tanzania % 0.188% 0.588% 0.976% 1.60% 2.00%
Zambia % -1.57% 2.46% 9.47% 8.35% 4.00%
Zimbabwe % -0.016% 3.15% 3.31% 3.29% 3.27%