Inflation Rate in Qatar increased to 5.18 percent in May from 4.66 percent in April of 2022. source: Qatar Statistics Authority

Inflation Rate in Qatar averaged 2.03 percent from 2005 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 16.59 percent in June of 2008 and a record low of -9.96 percent in December of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Qatar Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Qatar Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2022.

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Qatar Inflation Rate

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-16 08:20 AM Apr 4.66% 4.42% 4.1%
2022-06-14 10:30 AM May 5.18% 4.66% 4.8%
2022-07-14 09:25 AM Jun 5.18%

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 5.18 4.66 percent May 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.13 101.77 points May 2022
GDP Deflator 75.10 69.40 points Dec 2017
CPI Transportation 109.17 109.17 points May 2022
CPI Housing Utilities 92.04 91.59 points May 2022
Inflation Rate Mom 1.34 0.29 percent May 2022
Producer Prices Change 87.79 69.48 percent Apr 2022
Producer Prices 161.31 145.67 points Apr 2022
Food Inflation 3.59 3.44 percent Apr 2022

Qatar Inflation Rate
In Qatar, the main components of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) are: rent, fuel and energy (21.9 percent), transport and communication (14.6 percent), entertainment, recreation and culture (12.7 percent) and food, beverages and tobacco (12.58 percent). The index also includes: furniture, textiles and home appliances (7.7 percent), restaurants and hotels (6.1 percent), communication (5.9 percent), education (5.75 percent) miscellaneous goods and services (5.7 percent) and clothing and footwear (5.1 percent). The national index has a base of 100 as of 2013.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.18 4.66 16.59 -9.96 2005 - 2022 percent Monthly

News Stream
Qatar Inflation Rate Quickens for 2nd Month
Qatar's annual inflation accelerated for the second straight month to 4.66% in April of 2022, the highest since last December. Main upward pressure came from prices of recreation & culture (35.25%), followed by miscellaneous goods and services (5.49%), housing, water, electricity and other fuels (3.75%); food and beverages (3.59%) and clothing and footwear (2.44%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.29%, slowing from a 0.58% increase in the previous month.
Qatar Inflation Rate at 3-Month High of 4.42%
Annual inflation rate in Qatar accelerated for the first time in three months to 4.42% in March of 2022 from 3.99% in February, pointing to the highest level since last December. Upward pressure came from cost of housing and utilities (2.25% vs 0.55%); recreation and culture (37.61% vs 22.16% in February); food and beverages (3.44% vs 6.92%); transport (1.57% vs 4.94%); miscellaneous goods and services (5.17% vs 3.33%); education (0.47% vs 0.48%); furniture and household equipment (0.43% vs 0.41%) and communication (0.31% vs 0.31%).On the other hand, prices dropped for clothing and footwear (-0.44% vs 3.32%); health (-3.09% vs -3.09%) and restaurants and hotels (-2.64% vs -2.45%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.58%, recovering from a 0.26% drop in the previous month.
Qatar Inflation Rate Continues to Slow
Annual inflation rate in Qatar eased for a second consecutive month to 3.99% in February of 2022 from 4.16% in January. Main upward pressure came from cost of recreation and culture (22.16%); food and beverages (6.92%); transport (4.94%); miscellaneous goods and services (3.33%); clothing and footwear (3.32%); housing and utilities (0.55%); education (0.48%); furniture and household equipment (0.41%) and communication (0.31%). On the other hand, prices fell for health (-3.09%) and restaurants and hotels (-2.45%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.26%.