Afghanistan Inflation Rate

The inflation rate in Afghanistan was recorded at 5.30 percent in February of 2014. Inflation Rate in Afghanistan is reported by the Central Statistics Organization of Afghanistan. Inflation Rate in Afghanistan averaged 4.48 Percent from 2005 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 13.97 Percent in April of 2011 and a record low of -18.39 Percent in May of 2009. In Afghanistan, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is divided into two main groups: Food Items, accounting for 61.3 percent of total CPI and Non-Food Items making up the remaining 38.7 percent. The most important food items are: bread and cereals (28 percent), meat (6 percent), milk, cheese and eggs (5.6 percent) and oil and fats (5.3 percent). The non-food items are mainly composed of: housing (17.2 percent), clothing (7.2 percent), household goods (7 percent), transportation (2.3 percent), and health (2 percent). This page provides - Afghanistan Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-16

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
5.30 6.80 13.97 -18.39 5.06 | 2014/03 2005 - 2014 Percent Monthly
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Inflation Rate | Notes
The data given on this page shows an annual change in the Consumer Price Index. The CPI measures changes in the price level of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is calculated by taking price changes for each item in the predetermined basket of goods and services and averaging them. The items weight according to their importance. Depending on the country, the highest weights are usually given to the food, energy, housing, clothing, medical care, transportation and household equipment.


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