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

Annual inflation rate in Kuwait increased to 0.9 percent in August of 2018 from 0.8 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since January, as prices advanced faster for food & beverages (1.4 percent from 1.2 percent in July); furniture & household equipment (2 percent from 1.8 percent); transport (1.8 percent from 1.4 percent) and communication (5.1 percent from 4.6 percent). On the other hand, cost slowed for miscellaneous goods & services (2.5 percent from 3.1 percent); recreation & culture (3.8 percent from 4.5 percent); health (3.1 percent from 3.3 percent) and tobacco (13.5 percent from 13.7 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for education (1.7 percent, the same as in July) and restaurants & hotels (1.3 percent) and prices continued to decline for housing (-0.9 percent, the same as in July) and clothing & footwear (-1.6 percent from -1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent, after a 0.2 percent gain in July. Inflation Rate in Kuwait averaged 2.93 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
2018-07-19 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.5% 0.4% 0.8%
2018-08-27 03:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.8% 0.5% 0.6%
2018-09-20 07:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.9% 0.8% 0.80%
2018-10-19 01:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.9% 1.3%
2018-11-20 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.1%
2018-12-26 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.4%


Kuwait Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.90 0.80 11.70 -1.15 percent [+]
Producer Prices 135.90 135.90 135.90 80.40 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.18 2.20 -0.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 113.20 113.10 113.20 65.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 119.90 119.70 119.90 102.10 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.40 1.21 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.90 0.80 11.70 -1.15 1995 - 2018 percent Monthly
2007=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Argentina 34.40 Aug/18
Australia 2.10 Jun/18
Brazil 4.53 Sep/18
Canada 2.80 Aug/18
China 2.30 Aug/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 1.50 Sep/18
Japan 1.30 Aug/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 2.70 Aug/18
United States 2.30 Sep/18


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