Kuwait Inflation Rate  1995-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Inflation rate in Kuwait increased to 0.5 percent in June of 2018 from 0.4 percent in the previous month, which was the smallest inflation rate since November of 2003, when prices showed no growth. Prices advanced faster for furnishing & household equipment (1.9 percent from 1.8 percent in May); transport (1.3 percent from 1.1 percent); education (1.7 percent from 1.4 percent); communication (4.2 percent from 3.1 percent) and health (2.9 percent from 2.3 percent). On the other hand, prices slowed for food & beverages (0.1 percent from 0.2 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (3.2 percent from 3.7 percent); recreation & culture (4.7 percent from 5 percent); restaurant & hotels (1.3 percent from 1.6 percent) and tobacco (13.6 percent from 14.5 percent). Meanwhile, prices continued to decline for housing (-0.9 percent from -1.5 percent) and clothing & footwear (-2 percent from -1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent, following a 0.1 percent gain in May. Inflation Rate in Kuwait averaged 2.94 percent from 1995 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 11.70 percent in August of 2008 and a record low of -1.15 percent in April of 1998.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-21 07:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.7% 0.6% 0.80%
2018-06-20 11:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.4% 0.7% 0.70%
2018-07-19 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.5% 0.4% 0.8%
2018-08-23 11:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.5% 0.6%
2018-09-20 03:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.80%
2018-10-23 01:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.3%


Kuwait Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.50 0.40 11.70 -1.15 percent [+]
Producer Prices 135.90 135.90 135.90 80.40 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.10 2.20 -0.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 112.90 112.60 113.10 65.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 119.90 119.00 119.90 102.10 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.10 0.20 14.20 -1.60 percent [+]


Kuwait Inflation Rate

In Kuwait, the main components of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) are: housing (33.2 percent); food and beverages (16.7 percent); furnishing and household equipment (11.4 percent); clothing and footwear (8 percent) and transport (7.5 percent). The index also includes miscellaneous goods and services (5.8 percent); education (4.2 percent); communication (4 percent); recreation and culture (3.9 percent); restaurants and hotels (3.4 percent); health (1.5 percent) and tobacco (0.3 percent). . This page provides the latest reported value for - Kuwait Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Kuwait Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 0.40 11.70 -1.15 1995 - 2018 percent Monthly
2007=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 2.10 Jun/18
Brazil 4.48 Jul/18
Canada 3.00 Jul/18
China 2.10 Jul/18
Euro Area 2.10 Jul/18
France 2.30 Jul/18
Germany 2.00 Jul/18
India 4.17 Jul/18
Indonesia 3.18 Jul/18
Italy 1.50 Jul/18
Japan 0.70 Jun/18
Mexico 4.81 Jul/18
Netherlands 2.10 Jul/18
Russia 2.50 Jul/18
South Korea 1.50 Jul/18
Spain 2.20 Jul/18
Switzerland 1.20 Jul/18
Turkey 15.85 Jul/18
United Kingdom 2.50 Jul/18
United States 2.90 Jul/18


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