United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate  1990-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The inflation rate in the United Arab Emirates was steady at 3.5 percent in May 2018, the same as in the previous month and after the government imposed a 5 percent value-added tax on many goods at the start of the year. Prices rose faster for transport (12.2 percent vs 11.1 percent in April); education (4.6 percent vs 4.4 percent); textiles, clothing & footwear (13 percent vs 12.5 percent); restaurants & hotels (6.7 percent vs 6.4 percent) and recreation & culture (10.5 percent vs 4.8 percent). On the other hand, cost slowed for food & soft drinks (2.6 percent vs 5 percent); communications (3.6 percent vs 4 percent); tobacco (83.5 percent vs 84 percent); furniture & household equipment (4.5 percent vs 4.6 percent) and fell further for housing (-2.5 percent vs -2.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent in May, from a 0.2 percent decline in April. Inflation Rate in the United Arab Emirates averaged 2.22 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-23 05:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.4% 4.5% 4.3%
2018-05-24 07:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.5% 3.4% 3.2%
2018-07-03 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.5% 3.5% 3.6%
2018-07-23 04:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.5% 3.2%
2018-09-18 07:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.3%
2018-10-03 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.1%


United Arab Emirates Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.50 3.50 12.30 -0.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 111.08 107.36 112.29 89.17 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.60 4.90 8.66 -2.32 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 -0.20 2.70 -0.84 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 111.11 111.67 114.67 96.24 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 114.28 112.01 114.28 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 3.50 12.30 -0.40 1990 - 2018 percent Monthly
2014=100




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