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

The inflation rate in the United Arab Emirates edged up to 3.5 percent in April 2018 from 3.4 percent in the previous month and after hitting a 2015-high of 4.8 percent in January when the government imposed a 5 percent value-added tax. Prices rose faster for food & soft drink prices (5 percent vs 4.9 percent in March); transport (11.1 percent vs 7.6 percent); communications (4 percent vs 3.2 percent); textiles, clothing & footwear (12.5 percent vs 8.5 percent); health (0.2 percent vs 0.1 percent) and tobacco (84 percent vs 83.9 percent). On the other hand, cost slowed for education (4.4 percent vs 4.7 percent); furniture & household equipment (4.6 percent vs 4.8 percent); restaurants & hotels (6.4 percent vs 8.6 percent) and recreation & culture (4.8 percent vs 6.4 percent). Also, prices fell further for housing (-2.1 percent vs -1.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2 percent in April, easing from a 0.7 decline in March. Inflation Rate in the United Arab Emirates averaged 2.21 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
2018-03-25 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.5% 4.8% 5.40%
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%
2018-06-22 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.5% 3.6%
2018-08-03 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.8%
2018-09-18 07:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.7%


United Arab Emirates Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.50 3.40 12.30 -0.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 107.36 111.40 112.29 89.17 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.90 6.50 8.66 -2.32 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 -0.70 2.70 -0.84 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 112.77 113.45 114.67 96.24 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 112.20 112.68 113.36 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 3.40 12.30 -0.40 1990 - 2018 percent Monthly
2014=100




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Japan 0.60 Apr/18
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