Consumer prices in Qatar decreased 0.3% year-on-year in December of 2018, following a 0.2% fall in the previous month. It was the third straight monthly decline in consumer prices, as cost fell further for communication (-11.4% from -11.3% in November) and food & beverages (-3.8% from -2.4%) while prices fell at the same pace for housing & utilities (-2.6%, the same as in November) and communication (-11.3%). In addition, prices dropped for clothing and footwear (-5% from 3.4%) and they declined at a softer pace for recreation & culture (-1.3% from -5.1%). Meanwhile, prices rose faster for transport (5.5% from 5.3%) and rebounded for miscellaneous goods and services (0.4% from -0.1%) while inflation was steady for furniture & household equipment (1.7%, the same as in November) and education (9.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1%, the same as in November. Inflation Rate in Qatar averaged 2.71 percent from 2005 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 16.59 percent in June of 2008 and a record low of -9.96 percent in December of 2009.

Inflation Rate in Qatar is expected to be 1.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Qatar to stand at 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Qatar Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.80 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-14 03:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY -0.4% 0.6% 0.4%
2018-11-18 03:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY -0.2% 0% 0.3%
2018-12-17 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY -0.2% -0.2% 0.1%
2019-01-14 10:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY -0.3% -0.2% -0.1%
2019-02-14 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY -0.3%
2019-03-20 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2019-04-10 06:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 1.1%


Qatar Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.30 -0.20 16.59 -9.96 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 108.62 108.51 109.30 92.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 75.10 69.40 207.50 69.40 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.07 0.93 -1.52 percent [+]
Food Inflation -3.80 -2.40 5.80 -3.80 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 106.35 106.37 125.50 93.00 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 128.61 126.44 129.21 83.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 72.30 76.70 104.50 42.30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 18.90 33.90 40.20 -44.40 percent [+]


Qatar Inflation Rate

In Qatar, the main components of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) are: rent, fuel and energy (21.9 percent), transport and communication (14.6 percent), entertainment, recreation and culture (12.7 percent) and food, beverages and tobacco (12.58 percent). The index also includes: furniture, textiles and home appliances (7.7 percent), restaurants and hotels (6.1 percent), communication (5.9 percent), education (5.75 percent) miscellaneous goods and services (5.7 percent) and clothing and footwear (5.1 percent). The national index has a base of 100 as of 2013. This page provides the latest reported value for - Qatar Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Qatar Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.30 -0.20 16.59 -9.96 2005 - 2018 percent Monthly
2013=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 47.10 Dec/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 3.75 Dec/18
Canada 2.00 Dec/18
China 1.90 Dec/18
Euro Area 1.60 Dec/18
France 1.60 Dec/18
Germany 1.70 Dec/18
India 2.19 Dec/18
Indonesia 3.13 Dec/18
Italy 1.10 Dec/18
Japan 0.30 Dec/18
Mexico 4.83 Dec/18
Netherlands 2.00 Dec/18
Russia 4.30 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Dec/18
Singapore 0.50 Dec/18
South Africa 4.50 Dec/18
South Korea 1.30 Dec/18
Spain 1.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 0.70 Dec/18
Turkey 20.30 Dec/18
United Kingdom 2.10 Dec/18
United States 1.90 Dec/18


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