Inflation, CPI (Average) rose to 41.8% in Yemen in 2018

Inflation, CPI (Average) (%)
Economy | Yemen | February 01, 2019
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Average inflation measured by CPI reached 41.8 % in 2018 in Yemen, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 69.4 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in Yemen reached an all time high of 41.8 % in 2018 and an all time low of -12.6 % in 2016. When compared to Yemen's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in Djibouti amounted to 1.00 %, 9.00 % in Eritrea, 1.50 % in Oman and 2.60 % in Saudi Arabia in 2018.

Yemen has been ranked 4th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 26 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
Djibouti % 0.006% 1.00% 2.50% 2.50% 2.50%
Eritrea % 9.00% 9.00% 9.00% 9.00% 9.00%
Ethiopia % 0.098% 12.7% 9.46% 8.00% 8.00%
Iran % 0.105% 29.6% 34.1% 24.2% 17.5%
Iraq % 0.002% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00%
Jordan % 0.033% 4.47% 2.27% 2.30% 2.51%
Oman % 0.016% 1.50% 3.20% 3.40% 3.10%
Saudi Arabia % -0.002% 2.60% 2.02% 2.25% 2.17%
Somalia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Sudan % 32.4% 61.8% 49.2% 57.9% 58.9%
United Arab Emirates % 0.020% 3.53% 1.94% 2.22% 2.09%
Yemen % 24.7% 41.8% 20.0% 7.50% 5.00%