World Inflation and Hyperinflation Table

by Steve H. Hanke and Nicholas Krus

The primary purpose of the world inflation and hyperinflation tables is to present inflation and hyperinflation data in an accessible form. The result is the most comprehensive set of world inflation and hyperinflation statistics available. In addition, several supporting research papers are presented.

World Inflation

World Hyperinflations
This chapter supplies, for the first time, a table that contains all 56 episodes of hyperinflation, including several which had previously gone unreported. The Hyperinflation Table is compiled in a systematic and uniform way. Most importantly, it meets the replicability test. It utilizes clean and consistent inflation metrics, indicates the start and end dates of each episode, identifies the month of peak hyperinflation, and signifies the currency that was in circulation, as well as the method used to calculate inflation rates.

Download the Hanke‐​Krus World Hyperinflation Table

Read the full Working Paper:
Download a copy of the World Hyperinflations Working Paper

Interactive Visualization Web App by Mitchell Shabani:
Download the “Hyperinflation: An Interactive Visualization Web App” PDF

Additional Research Papers:
Download the “On the Measurement of Zimbabwe’s Hyperinflation” PDF