Inflation rate in Albania decreased to 1.9 percent in October of 2018 from 2.1 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since January, mainly due to lower prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.8 percent from 2.6 percent in September), namely meat (0.5 percent from 1 percent) and fruits (0.2 percent from 3.8 percent). Also, cost slowed for recreation & culture (3.2 percent from 5.2 percent) and inflation was steady for miscellaneous goods & services (0.1 percent, the same as in September); communication (0.7 percent) and restaurant & hotels (1 percent). On the other hand, prices rose faster for housing & utilities (3.4 percent from 2.9 percent); transport (4.3 percent from 3.2 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.8 percent from 1.7 percent) and education (0.8 percent from 0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent, after a 0.2 percent gain in September. Inflation Rate in Albania averaged 2.98 percent from 1995 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 42.08 percent in December of 1997 and a record low of -2.11 percent in March of 2000.

Albania Inflation Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-07 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.2% 2.3% 2.4%
2018-10-09 09:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.1% 2.2% 2.5%
2018-11-08 10:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.9% 2.1% 2.5%
2018-12-11 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.9% 2.1%


Albania Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.90 2.10 42.08 -2.11 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 0.20 45.70 -3.30 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 105.00 105.20 106.71 78.73 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.50 103.30 103.50 89.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.40 1.00 6.68 -4.07 percent [+]
Food Inflation 1.89 2.81 8.66 -1.44 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 106.30 106.00 108.20 100.20 Index Points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 105.00 104.40 105.00 60.90 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 104.30 103.50 104.30 73.50 Index Points [+]


Albania Inflation Rate

In Albania, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (36.1 percent of total weight). Housing and Utilities account for 20.3 percent; Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance for 7.4 percent; Transport for 6.3 percent; Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco for 5 percent and Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 4.9 percent. Clothing and Footwear; Health; Education; Recreation and Culture; Communication and Restaurants and Hotels account for the remaining 20 percent of total weight. This page provides - Albania Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Albania Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.90 2.10 42.08 -2.11 1995 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015M12=100, NSA




Country Last
Argentina 40.30 Sep/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 4.56 Oct/18
Canada 2.20 Sep/18
China 2.50 Oct/18
Euro Area 2.20 Oct/18
France 2.20 Oct/18
Germany 2.50 Oct/18
India 3.31 Oct/18
Indonesia 3.16 Oct/18
Italy 1.60 Oct/18
Japan 1.20 Sep/18
Mexico 4.90 Oct/18
Netherlands 2.10 Oct/18
Russia 3.50 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 2.10 Sep/18
Singapore 0.70 Sep/18
South Africa 4.90 Sep/18
South Korea 2.00 Oct/18
Spain 2.30 Oct/18
Switzerland 1.10 Oct/18
Turkey 25.24 Oct/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
United States 2.50 Oct/18


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