Average inflation measured by CPI reached 5.50 % in 2019 in Rwanda, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 68.4 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in Rwanda reached an all time high of 56.0 % in 1995 and an all time low of -0.024 % in 1999. When compared to Rwanda's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in Burundi amounted to 7.32 %, 4.65 % in Tanzania, 4.21 % in Uganda and 13.5 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2019.
Rwanda has been ranked 44th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 26 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.