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

Consumer prices in Egypt jumped 33 percent year-on-year in July of 2017, compared to 29.8 percent increase in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since June 1986, after the central bank floated its currency in November last year as part of deal with the International Monetary Fund. Egypt raised fuel prices by up to 50 percent in July to help meet the term of the $12 billion IMF loan agreement. Annual core inflation rose to 35.26 percent in July from 31.95 percent in June. Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 9.25 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 Forecast (i)
2017-06-08 05:00 AM May 29.7% 31.5% 32.3%
2017-07-10 06:00 AM Jun 29.8% 29.7% 29%
2017-08-10 06:00 AM Jul 33% 29.8% 29.9%
2017-09-08 06:00 AM Aug 33% 34.7%
2017-10-10 06:00 AM Sep 34.2%
2017-11-10 06:00 AM Oct 33.4%


Egypt Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 33.00 29.80 35.10 -4.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.84 1.66 9.93 -7.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 248.00 240.30 248.00 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 226.20 222.20 226.20 98.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 35.26 31.95 35.26 3.84 percent [+]
Food Inflation 40.30 41.10 43.61 5.46 percent [+]
Producer Prices 291.40 289.10 291.40 134.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 39.70 37.10 39.70 -13.40 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 143.80 140.90 143.80 98.70 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 201.00 181.60 201.00 100.00 Index Points [+]


Egypt Inflation Rate Notes

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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
33.00 29.80 35.10 -4.20 1958 - 2017 percent Monthly
2010=100



inflation rate by Country

Last
Australia 1.90 Jun/17
Brazil 2.71 Jul/17
Canada 1.20 Jul/17
China 1.40 Jul/17
Euro Area 1.30 Jul/17
France 0.70 Jul/17
Germany 1.70 Jul/17
India 2.36 Jul/17
Indonesia 3.88 Jul/17
Italy 1.10 Jul/17
Japan 0.40 Jun/17
Mexico 6.44 Jul/17
Netherlands 1.30 Jul/17
Russia 3.90 Jul/17
South Korea 2.20 Jul/17
Spain 1.50 Jul/17
Switzerland 0.30 Jul/17
Turkey 9.79 Jul/17
United Kingdom 2.60 Jul/17
United States 1.70 Jul/17