Annual Inflation Rate of South Africa
Updated on February 12, 2022.

The annual inflation rate of South Africa as measured by the consumer prices index was 3.22% in 2020, a difference of -0.9% (21.84% decrease) from 2019, according to recent data from the World Bank.

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".

The chart and table below shows the Inflation of South Africa for 1960 - 2020.

Data Source: World Bank.
Annual Inflation Rate of South Africa (%)
Table of Annual Inflation Rate of South Africa
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Year Inflation (%)
1960 1.29
1961 2.1
1962 1.25
1963 1.34
1964 2.54
1965 4.07
1966 3.49
1967 3.54
1968 1.99
1969 3.24
1970 4.99
1971 5.96
1972 6.43
1973 9.43
1974 11.72
1975 13.43
1976 11.02
1977 11.15
1978 11.14
1979 13.29
1980 13.66
1981 15.25
1982 14.64
1983 12.3
1984 11.53
1985 16.29
1986 18.66
1987 16.16
1988 12.78
1989 14.73
1990 14.32
1991 15.34
1992 13.88
1993 9.72
1994 8.94
1995 8.68
1996 7.35
1997 8.6
1998 6.88
1999 5.18
2000 5.34
2001 5.7
2002 9.49
2003 5.68
2004 -0.69
2005 2.06
2006 3.24
2007 6.18
2008 10.06
2009 7.27
2010 4.06
2011 5.02
2012 5.72
2013 5.78
2014 6.14
2015 4.51
2016 6.6
2017 5.18
2018 4.51
2019 4.12
2020 3.22