Annual Inflation Rate of African Countries in 1979
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 1979, Democratic Republic of the Congo had the highest annual inflation rate (101.05%) as measured by the consumer prices index, followed by Ghana (54.44%), and then Burundi (36.54%). Libya had the lowest annual inflation rate (-6.04%) in Africa in 1979.

The World Bank defines inflation measured by the consumer price index as "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".

Data Source: World Bank.
Annual Inflation Rate of African Countries in 1979 (%)
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Country Inflation(%)
Algeria 11.35
Botswana 11.74
Burkina Faso 14.99
Burundi 36.54
Cameroon 6.58
Ivory Coast 16.34
Democratic Republic of the Congo 101.05
Egypt 9.9
Eswatini 16.45
Ethiopia 16.03
Gabon 7.95
Gambia 6.13
Ghana 54.44
Kenya 7.98
Lesotho 16
Libya -6.04
Madagascar 14.06
Mauritius 14.47
Morocco 8.33
Tanzania 12.95
Togo 7.54
Sudan 31.14
South Africa 13.29
Senegal 9.65
Rwanda 15.67
Niger 7.27
Nigeria 11.71
Seychelles 12.48

Inflation of African Countries

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