Kuwait Inflation Rate  1995-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Kuwait increased 1.43 percent year-on-year in October of 2017, following a 0.5 percent gain in September. It was the highest inflation rate since May, as prices rose more for clothing and footwear (2.9 percent from 1.9 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (3.8 percent from 2.8 percent); furnishing and maintenance (3.8 percent from 3.7 percent), and recreation and culture (5.7 percent from 5.4 percent) while food and beverages went up 0.4 percent, after being flat in September. On the other hand, prices of communication rebounded (0.8 percent from -0.1 percent). Meantime, inflation was steady for transport (1.7 percent). In contrast, prices continued to fall for housing services (-0.3 percent from -1.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent, after increasing 0.5 percent in September. Inflation Rate in Kuwait averaged 3.01 percent from 1995 until 2017, 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
2017-09-20 03:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 1.2% 1.3% 1.6%
2017-10-23 01:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.53% 1.2% 1.6%
2017-11-20 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.43% 0.5% 0.9%
2017-12-20 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.43% 1.1%
2018-01-25 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2018-02-27 06:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY


Kuwait Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.43 0.50 11.70 -1.15 percent [+]
Producer Prices 134.50 134.30 134.80 80.40 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.27 0.53 2.20 -0.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 113.10 112.80 113.10 65.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 118.60 118.60 118.60 102.10 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.37 0.00 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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.43 0.50 11.70 -1.15 1995 - 2017 percent Monthly
2007=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 1.70 Nov/17
Switzerland 0.80 Nov/17
Turkey 12.98 Nov/17
United Kingdom 3.10 Nov/17
United States 2.20 Nov/17