Belarus: Inflation

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 Belarus

Inflation: percent change in the Consumer Price Index

 Latest value 15.2
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1993 - 2022
 Average 173.5
 Min - Max 4.9 - 2221
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Belarus from 1993 to 2022. The average value for Belarus during that period was 173.5 percent with a minimum of 4.9 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 2221 percent in 1994. The latest value from 2022 is 15.2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 148 countries is 11.8 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Belarus - Inflation - recent values

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Belarus - Inflation - historical chart - 1993-2022




Inflation in Belarus and other countries is usually calculated as the percent change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from one year to the next. The CPI represents the prices paid by the average urban consumer in each respective country. Inflation can also be calculated with other price indexes such as the Produce Price Index or the so-called GDP deflator.

Most countries try to keep inflation somewhere around 2-3 percent per year. That is too low to cause any problems for the businesses and households. At the same time, it is comfortably away from negative inflation, i.e. from deflation. Of course, this target is often missed.
Definition: Inflation as measured by the consumer price index 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. The Laspeyres formula is generally used.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Inflation 15.2 2022 percent
 Money supply (broad money) 21.46 9/2021 billion
 Consumer Price Index (CPI) 11,926.6000 9/2023 index points
 Inflation, monthly 0.66 9/2023 percent
 Inflation, annual 1.87 9/2023 percent
 Private sector credit 40.32 9/2021 billion
 Business credit 23.87 9/2021 billion
 Household credit 16.45 9/2021 billion
 Deposit interest rate 17.47 9/2021 percent
 Business credit interest rate 12.98 9/2021 percent
 USD exchange rate 2.5243 9/2023 Local Currency Units per USD
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