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

The annual inflation rate in Saudi Arabia came in at 2.2 percent year-on-year in August 2018, unchanged from the previous month. Price rose at a faster pace for transport (10.5 percent vs 10.4 percent in July) and restaurants & hotels (8.4 percent vs 7.6 percent). Meanwhile, cost slowed for food & beverages (6.6 percent vs 6.7 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (0.2 percent vs 0.4 percent) and recreation & culture (1.0 percent vs 1.2 percent) while inflation was steady for health (4.0 percent, the same as in July). Additionally, prices continued to fall for housing & utilities (-1.3 percent, the same pace as in July) and clothing & footwear (-8.5 percent vs -8.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.2 percent, after increasing 0.1 percent in the preceding month. Inflation Rate in Saudi Arabia averaged 2.63 percent from 2000 until 2018, 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
2018-07-24 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.1% 2.3% 1.9%
2018-08-28 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.2% 2.1% 2.1%
2018-09-25 05:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.2% 2.2% 2.2%
2018-10-23 09:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.2% 2.5%
2018-11-27 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.6%
2018-12-25 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.8%


Saudi Arabia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.20 2.20 11.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 107.30 107.50 114.80 84.80 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 6.60 6.70 6.89 -4.30 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 0.10 3.90 -0.69 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 126.49 96.00 126.49 5.00 Index Points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 109.50 110.20 113.80 90.70 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 119.40 119.30 119.80 91.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 116.70 116.70 117.10 98.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 15.30 15.40 17.00 -5.36 percent [+]


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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.20 2.20 11.10 -2.00 2000 - 2018 percent Monthly
2007=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Argentina 34.40 Aug/18
Australia 2.10 Jun/18
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Canada 2.80 Aug/18
China 2.30 Aug/18
Euro Area 2.00 Aug/18
France 2.30 Aug/18
Germany 2.00 Aug/18
India 3.69 Aug/18
Indonesia 3.20 Aug/18
Italy 1.60 Aug/18
Japan 1.30 Aug/18
Mexico 4.90 Aug/18
Netherlands 2.30 Aug/18
Russia 3.10 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Aug/18
Singapore 0.70 Aug/18
South Africa 4.90 Aug/18
South Korea 1.40 Aug/18
Spain 2.20 Aug/18
Switzerland 1.20 Aug/18
Turkey 17.90 Aug/18
United Kingdom 2.70 Aug/18
United States 2.70 Aug/18


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