Egypt Inflation Rate  1958-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Egypt increased 26 percent year-on-year in November of 2017, compared to a 30.80 percent increase in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since December 2016. Annual core inflation fell to 25.54 percent from 30.53 percent in October, the lowest since November 2016. Inflation soared to a record high in July 2017 after the government cut fuel and energy subsidies. The central bank last raised the key interest rates by 200 basis points in July. Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 9.37 percent from 1958 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 35.10 percent in June of 1986 and a record low of -4.20 percent in August of 1962.

Egypt Inflation Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-10 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 31.60% 31.90% 28.7%
2017-11-09 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 30.80% 31.60% 30.2%
2017-12-10 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 26.00% 30.80% 29.9%
2018-01-10 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 26.00%
2018-02-09 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2018-03-08 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY


Egypt Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 26.00 30.80 35.10 -4.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.00 1.10 9.93 -7.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 246.70 251.80 253.30 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 235.30 233.60 235.30 98.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 25.54 30.53 35.26 3.84 percent [+]
Food Inflation 32.31 39.60 43.61 5.46 percent [+]
Producer Prices 313.00 307.60 313.00 134.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 38.80 37.80 39.00 -13.40 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 155.50 155.50 155.50 98.70 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 205.10 205.10 205.10 100.00 Index Points [+]


Egypt Inflation Rate

In Egypt, the headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services that are purchased by a representative sample of households from urban areas, which include Cairo, Alexandria, urban Lower Egypt, urban Upper Egypt, Canal cities and Frontier governorates. The most important categories in the headline CPI are Food and Beverages (40 percent of total weight); Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and other Fuels (18.4 percent); Medical Care (6.3 percent) and Transportation (5.7 percent). Clothing and Footwear account for 5.4 percent of total index and Education for 4.6 percent. Hotels, Cafes and Restaurants represent 4.4 percent of total weight and Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the Dwelling for 3.8 percent. Miscellaneous Goods and Services account for 3.7 percent, Communications 3.1 percent, Recreation and Culture 2.4 percent and Tobacco and Related Products 2.2 percent. This page provides - Egypt Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Egypt Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
26.00 30.80 35.10 -4.20 1958 - 2017 percent Monthly
2010=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.80 Sep/17
Brazil 2.80 Nov/17
Canada 1.40 Oct/17
China 1.70 Nov/17
Euro Area 1.50 Nov/17
France 1.20 Nov/17
Germany 1.80 Nov/17
India 4.88 Nov/17
Indonesia 3.30 Nov/17
Italy 0.90 Nov/17
Japan 0.20 Oct/17
Mexico 6.63 Nov/17
Netherlands 1.50 Nov/17
Russia 2.50 Nov/17
South Korea 1.30 Nov/17
Spain 1.60 Nov/17
Switzerland 0.80 Nov/17
Turkey 12.98 Nov/17
United Kingdom 3.10 Nov/17
United States 2.00 Oct/17