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alejandroicac Inflation data
The latest series of World Inflation, consumer prices (Annual percent change) suffered a tremendous change from previous reports. For example, while inflation in 1992 was estimated at 35.9% in the April 2007 edition of WEO, it was estimated at 136.836% in the April 2008 edition. Furthermore, the data accompanying Figure 1.1. Global Indicators in the latest edition indicates that inflation in emerging and developing economies was 13.4%, while inflation in the advanced economies amounted to 3.78% in 1992. There is no way to reconcile the latter figures with the 136.836% annual inflation reported for the world aggregate. Could someone please provide a corrected table with data on world inflation since 1970?
Thanks in advance.
4/24/2008 3:59:20 PM
WEOmoderator Re : Inflation data
The data in figure 1.1 are correct - emerging and developing economies use the median inflation of the countries in that figure, substantially reducing its number in most periods.

That said, we're taking a closer look why the World inflation number in our online database is so high and will get back to you shortly.
4/29/2008 5:22:46 PM
alejandroicac Re : Inflation data
Thank you. I look forward to your response.
5/6/2008 3:58:15 PM
WEOmoderator RE: Inflation data
Thanks for pointing out our mistake and apologies for any inconvenience. We have fixed the data.

6/3/2008 3:12:37 PM