Saudi Arabia Inflation Rate  2000-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Saudi Arabia's consumer prices increased 0.4 percent year-on-year in December 2017, the most in a year, accelerating from a 0.1 percent gain in the previous month. Cost rebounded for food and beverages (0.6 pct vs -0.8 pct in November), rose faster for health (1 pct vs 0.8 pct ) and fell less for: transport (-1.3 pct vs -2 pct in November); furnishing, household equipment and maintenance (-0.7 pct vs -1 pct). Inflation was steady for : miscellaneous goods and services (1.1 pct); education (2.5 pct), and tobacco (100 pct). In contrast, prices increased less for communication (1.1 pct vs 2.1 pct) and fell further for housing and utilities (-0.5 pct vs -0.5 pct), clothing and footwear (-3.1 pct vs -2.4 pct ). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.1 percent. The inflation rate is likely to accelerate in the next few months as the value added tax of 5 percent was introduced from 1st January of 2018. Inflation Rate in Saudi Arabia averaged 2.64 percent from 2000 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11.10 percent in July of 2008 and a record low of -2 percent in January of 2001.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-21 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY -0.2% -0.1% 0.1%
2017-12-26 07:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.1% -0.2% 0.5%
2018-01-23 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.4% 0.1% 0.3%
2018-02-21 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.4% 1.1%
2018-03-22 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.5%
2018-04-18 06:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.4%


Saudi Arabia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.40 0.10 11.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 137.40 137.60 138.10 84.80 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.60 -0.80 6.89 -4.30 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.10 2.14 -0.69 percent [+]
Producer Prices 101.00 100.60 103.20 98.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.00 0.20 11.96 -5.36 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 126.49 96.00 126.49 5.00 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 119.50 119.50 124.30 101.50 Index Points [+]


Saudi Arabia Inflation Rate

In Saudi Arabia, the most important categories in the consumer price index are Food and beverage (22 percent of total weight); Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (21 percent); Transport (10 percent); Furnishings, household equipment and routine household (9 percent); and Clothing and footwear, and Communication (8 percent each). The index also includes: Miscellaneous goods and services (7 percent); and Restaurants and hotels (6 percent). Recreation and culture, education, health and tobacco account for the remaining 9 percent. This page provides - Saudi Arabia Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Saudi Arabia Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.10 11.10 -2.00 2000 - 2017 percent Monthly
2007=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Dec/17
Brazil 2.86 Jan/18
Canada 1.90 Dec/17
China 1.50 Jan/18
Euro Area 1.30 Jan/18
France 1.40 Jan/18
Germany 1.60 Jan/18
India 5.07 Jan/18
Indonesia 3.25 Jan/18
Italy 0.80 Jan/18
Japan 1.00 Dec/17
Mexico 5.55 Jan/18
Netherlands 1.50 Jan/18
Russia 2.20 Jan/18
South Korea 1.00 Jan/18
Spain 0.60 Jan/18
Switzerland 0.70 Jan/18
Turkey 10.35 Jan/18
United Kingdom 3.00 Jan/18
United States 2.10 Jan/18


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