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

Consumer prices in Kuwait increased 2.63 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, at the same pace as in the previous month. Inflation was steady for housing (4.28 percent); furnishing and maintenance (2.87 percent); education (1.15 percent); transport (12.08 percent) and recreation and culture (0.23 percent). Prices fell for food & beverages (-0.2 percent vs -0.1 percent) and clothing and footwear (-1.1 percent vs -0.6 percent). Meanwhile, cost accelerated for health (1.8 percent vs 1.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.1 percent. Inflation Rate in Kuwait averaged 3.08 percent from 1995 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11.64 percent in August of 2008 and a record low of -1.15 percent in April of 1998.

Kuwait Inflation Rate
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-26 11:00 AM Feb 3.22% 3.29% 3.1%
2017-04-24 07:00 AM Mar 2.63% 3.22% 2.8%
2017-05-24 09:20 AM Apr 2.63% 2.63% 2.9%
2017-06-27 07:00 AM May 2.63% 3.1%
2017-07-25 07:00 AM Jun 2.9%
2017-08-24 07:00 AM Jul 3.2%




Kuwait Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.63 2.63 11.64 -1.15 percent [+]
Producer Prices 134.80 134.70 134.80 80.40 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.07 0.14 1.00 -0.14 percent [+]
Food Inflation -0.20 -0.13 14.20 -1.60 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 144.30 144.40 144.40 82.50 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 138.20 138.20 138.20 120.60 Index Points [+]


Kuwait Inflation Rate Notes

In Kuwait, the main components of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) are: housing (26.8 percent), food (18.3 percent), transport and communication (16.1 percent) and household goods and services (14.7 percent). The index also includes other goods and services (9.9 percent), clothing and footwear (8.9 percent), education and medical care (4.7 percent) and beverages and tobacco (0.6 percent). The national index has a base of 100 as of 2000. 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.63 2.63 11.64 -1.15 1995 - 2017 percent Monthly
2007=100



inflation rate by Country

Last
Australia 2.10 Mar/17
Brazil 4.08 Apr/17
Canada 1.60 Apr/17
China 1.20 Apr/17
Euro Area 1.90 Apr/17
France 1.20 Apr/17
Germany 2.00 Apr/17
India 2.99 Apr/17
Indonesia 4.17 Apr/17
Italy 1.90 Apr/17
Japan 0.40 Apr/17
Mexico 5.82 Apr/17
Netherlands 1.60 Apr/17
Russia 4.10 Apr/17
South Korea 1.90 Apr/17
Spain 2.60 Apr/17
Switzerland 0.40 Apr/17
Turkey 11.87 Apr/17
United Kingdom 2.70 Apr/17
United States 2.20 Apr/17