Annual inflation rate in United Arab Emirates eased to 1.6 percent in October of 2018 from 3.1 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since October of 2017, as inflation slowed for: food & beverages (2.1 percent vs 3.2 percent in September); transport (9.3 percent vs 12.9 percent); education (2.4 vs 4.3 percent); furniture & household goods (5.8 percent vs 6.1 percent); communication (3.5 percent vs 3.7 percent); restaurant & hotels (6.1 percent vs 7.8 percent); recreation & culture (10.8 percent vs 12.4 percent); textiles, clothing & footwear (16.8 percent vs 21.8 percent), and tobacco (8.3 percent vs 86.8 percent). Additionally, prices fell 5.2 percent for housing & utilities, compared to a 4.4 percent drop in September. Meanwhile, prices of miscellaneous goods & services rose faster (1.7 percent vs 1.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.5 percent, after a 0.6 percent fall in September. Inflation Rate in the United Arab Emirates averaged 2.25 percent from 1990 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 12.30 percent in December of 2008 and a record low of -0.40 percent in October of 2009.

Inflation Rate in the United Arab Emirates is expected to be 1.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in the United Arab Emirates to stand at 2.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-23 04:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.8% 3.3% 3.3%
2018-10-10 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.9% 3.8% 3.7%
2018-11-05 01:10 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.1% 3.9% 3.6%
2018-11-27 03:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.6% 3.1% 3.3%
2018-12-27 02:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 1.6% 2.5%
2019-01-24 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.80%
2019-03-07 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY


United Arab Emirates Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.60 3.10 12.30 -0.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 110.40 110.93 112.29 89.17 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.10 3.20 8.66 -2.32 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.50 -0.60 2.70 -0.84 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 107.82 108.06 114.67 96.24 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 113.84 116.48 119.41 85.03 [+]


United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate

In United Arab Emirates, the main components of the consumer price index are: Housing (34.1 percent of the total weight); Food and Soft Drinks (14.3 percent) and Transportation (14.6 percent). Education accounts for 7.7 percent; Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 6.3 percent; Furniture and Household Goods for 5.6 percent and Communications for 5.4 percent. Others include: Restaurants and Hotels (4 percent); Recreation and Culture (3.2 percent); Textiles, Clothing and Footwear (3.2 percent); Medical Care (1.4 percent) and Beverages and Tobacco (0.3 percent). The national index has a base of 100 as of 2014. . This page provides the latest reported value for - United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.60 3.10 12.30 -0.40 1990 - 2018 percent Monthly
2014=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 48.00 Nov/18
Turkey 21.62 Nov/18
South Africa 5.20 Nov/18
Mexico 4.72 Nov/18
Brazil 4.05 Nov/18
Russia 3.80 Nov/18
Indonesia 3.23 Nov/18
Canada 2.40 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 2.40 Oct/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
India 2.33 Nov/18
Germany 2.30 Nov/18
China 2.20 Nov/18
United States 2.20 Nov/18
Euro Area 2.00 Nov/18
Netherlands 2.00 Nov/18
South Korea 2.00 Nov/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
France 1.90 Nov/18
Spain 1.70 Nov/18
Italy 1.60 Nov/18
Japan 1.40 Oct/18
Switzerland 0.90 Nov/18
Singapore 0.70 Oct/18


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