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asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th February, 2020

What is the history of inflation?

During the years from 1913 -1919 inflation was rampant due to WWI and then again in the 1970's annual inflation rates were exploding. This resulted in a cumulative total inflation for the years 1913 until the end of 1919 of 97.96% (in only 7 years) while the inflationary 1970's saw 102.91% over the entire decade.

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Herein, when was inflation introduced?


Likewise, what is inflation rate for last 10 years? Current Inflation Rate

Inflation rate in December 2019: (month over month, MOM) -0.09%
Inflation rate in 2018: 1.91%
Last 12 months inflation rate: (year over year, YOY) 2.28%
Last 60 months inflation rate (5 years): 9.44%
Last 120 months inflation rate (10 years): 19.00%

Also asked, what is the main cause of inflation?

Inflation means there is a sustained increase in the price level. The main causes of inflation are either excess aggregate demand (AD) (economic growth too fast) or cost push factors (supply-side factors).

Who benefits from inflation?

Inflation can benefit either the lender or the borrower, depending on the circumstances. If wages increase with inflation, and if the borrower already owed money before the inflation occurred, the inflation benefits the borrower.

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