Inflation, CPI (Average) rose to 1.78% in South Korea in 2019

Inflation, CPI (Average) (%)
Economy | South Korea | January 01, 2020
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Average inflation measured by CPI reached 1.78 % in 2019 in South Korea, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 20.3 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in South Korea reached an all time high of 1.78 % in 2019 and an all time low of 0.007 % in 2015. When compared to South Korea's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in China amounted to 2.38 %, 1.32 % in Japan and 4.00 % in Vietnam in 2019.

South Korea has been ranked 149th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 54 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 2023
Cambodia % 0.029% 3.31% 3.28% 3.23% 3.08%
China % 0.016% 2.19% 2.38% 2.65% 2.80%
Dem. People's Republic of Korea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
India % 0.025% 4.74% 4.89% 4.57% 4.26%
Japan % 0.005% 1.20% 1.32% 1.66% 1.05%
Laos % 0.008% 0.947% 4.48% 3.30% 3.10%
Russia % 0.037% 2.83% 5.09% 4.80% 4.80%
South Korea % 0.019% 1.48% 1.78% 2.00% 2.00%
Thailand % 0.007% 0.918% 0.916% 1.10% 1.40%
USA % 0.021% 2.40% 2.15% 2.30% 2.19%
Vietnam % 0.035% 3.80% 4.00% 4.00% 4.00%