Angola Inflation Slows Down Below 20% in August 2022 for the First Time in Over 2 Years

The local Kwanza currency has been ranked the second best-performing currency in the world in 2022

Inflation in Angola dropped to 19.78% in August 2022, falling below 20% for the first time in over 2 years.

The figure is also the lowest since March 2020 and is a significant reduction year-over-year.

In August 2021, inflation was 26.09%. month-over-month, prices rose by 0.8%, which is the lowest increase between months since May 2015.

Inflation has been steadily dropping for the last 7 months as the local currency was buoyed by increasing global oil prices.


The National Bank of Angola (Banco Nacional de Angola) predicts that inflation will drop to 18% by January 2022. Ahead of the next Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in September 2022, Governor Jose de Lima Massano has indicated that he expects ‘interest rates to follow the same trend.’

Interest rates have remained at 20% for the last 6 MPC sittings with the last sitting in July 2022.

However, the next sitting is coming on the back of increased gains by the local Kwanza currency which has been ranked the second best-performing currency in the world in 2022.

Angola also became the largest producer of crude oil on the continent in August 2022 passing Nigeria for the third time in 2022.

Angola’s average daily output in August of 1.17 million barrels was more than Nigeria’s at 1.13 million barrels. Angola’s output also surpassed Nigeria’s output in May and June 2022.



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