Egypt Inflation Rate  1958-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Egypt's annual inflation rate increased to an eight-month high of 16 percent in September of 2018 from 14.2 percent in the previous month. Cost of food and beverages rose 16.5 percent, following a 11.6 percent gain in August. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 2.6 percent after a 1.8 percent gain in the prior month. Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 9.44 percent from 1958 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-09 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 13.5% 14.4% 16%
2018-09-10 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 14.2% 13.5% 13%
2018-10-10 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 16% 14.2% 14.5%
2018-11-09 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 16% 15%
2018-12-10 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 14.5%


Egypt Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 16.00 14.20 35.10 -4.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 2.60 1.80 9.93 -7.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 293.80 286.40 293.80 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 253.60 253.80 253.80 98.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 8.55 8.83 35.26 3.84 percent [+]
Food Inflation 16.47 11.61 43.61 5.46 percent [+]
Producer Prices 202.70 202.50 202.70 55.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 25.60 30.40 45.00 -13.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 178.60 178.20 178.60 98.70 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 284.50 283.20 284.50 100.00 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16.00 14.20 35.10 -4.20 1958 - 2018 percent Monthly
2010=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Argentina 40.50 Sep/18
Australia 2.10 Jun/18
Brazil 4.53 Sep/18
Canada 2.20 Sep/18
China 2.50 Sep/18
Euro Area 2.10 Sep/18
France 2.20 Sep/18
Germany 2.30 Sep/18
India 3.77 Sep/18
Indonesia 2.88 Sep/18
Italy 1.40 Sep/18
Japan 1.20 Sep/18
Mexico 5.02 Sep/18
Netherlands 1.90 Sep/18
Russia 3.40 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Aug/18
Singapore 0.70 Aug/18
South Africa 4.90 Aug/18
South Korea 1.90 Sep/18
Spain 2.30 Sep/18
Switzerland 1.00 Sep/18
Turkey 24.52 Sep/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Sep/18
United States 2.30 Sep/18


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