Average inflation measured by CPI reached 2.31 % in 2019 in Mauritania, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 24.5 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in Mauritania reached an all time high of 12.9 % in 1989 and an all time low of 0.486 % in 2015. When compared to Mauritania's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in Algeria amounted to 1.95 %, -2.89 % in Mali, 0.240 % in Morocco and 1.02 % in Senegal in 2019.
Mauritania has been ranked 88th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 22 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.