Consumer prices in the United Arab Emirates advanced 0.55 percent year-on-year in August of 2021, rebounding from a 0.02 percent fall in the previous month. It was the first time increase in consumer prices since December 2018, due to a faster rise in prices of transport (12.53 percent vs 10.58 percent in July), recreation & culture (21.76 percent vs 17.18 percent) and furnishings (1.35 percent vs 1.1 percent). In addition, prices fell less for food & beverages (-1.12 percent vs -1.53 percent), housing & utilities (-4.20 percent vs -4.32 percent), clothing & footwear (-6.29 percent vs -8.79 percent). Meanwhile, prices dropped further for both restaurants & hotels (-0.38 percent vs -0.28 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (-2.83 percent vs -2.44 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.43 percent, recovering from a 0.07 percent drop in the prior month source: National Bureau of Statistics, United Arab Emirates

Inflation Rate in the United Arab Emirates averaged 1.48 percent from 1990 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 12.30 percent in December of 2008 and a record low of -2.71 percent in May of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Inflation Rate in the United Arab Emirates is expected to be 1.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-06 11:00 AM May -0.38% -0.54%
2021-09-19 09:00 PM Jun -0.51% -0.38% -0.2%
2021-09-22 04:45 AM Jul -0.02% -0.51% 0.1%
2021-10-18 05:40 AM Aug 0.55% -0.02% 0.6%
2021-11-08 11:00 AM Sep 0.55%
2021-12-14 11:00 AM Oct


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UAE Consumer Prices Rise for 1st Time in 32 Months
Consumer prices in the United Arab Emirates advanced 0.55 percent year-on-year in August of 2021, rebounding from a 0.02 percent fall in the previous month. It was the first time increase in consumer prices since December 2018, due to a faster rise in prices of transport (12.53 percent vs 10.58 percent in July), recreation & culture (21.76 percent vs 17.18 percent) and furnishings (1.35 percent vs 1.1 percent). In addition, prices fell less for food & beverages (-1.12 percent vs -1.53 percent), housing & utilities (-4.20 percent vs -4.32 percent), clothing & footwear (-6.29 percent vs -8.79 percent). Meanwhile, prices dropped further for both restaurants & hotels (-0.38 percent vs -0.28 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (-2.83 percent vs -2.44 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.43 percent, recovering from a 0.07 percent drop in the prior month
2021-10-18
UAE CPI Stalls in July
Consumer prices in the United Arab Emirates were almost flat In July of 2021, after a 0.51 percent drop in the previous month, as deflation slowed for food & beverages (-1.53 percent vs -2.4 percent in June) and inflation quickened for transport (10.58 percent vs 8.96 percent), recreation & culture (17.18 percent vs 4.24 percent) and furnishings (1.1 percent vs 0.8 percent). On the other hand, consumer prices dropped further for housing & utilities (-4.32 percent vs -4.06 percent), clothing & footwear (-8.79 percent vs -7.21 percent), restaurants & hotels (-0.28 percent vs 0.08 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (-2.44 percent vs -1.88 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched down 0.07 percent, compared to a 0.19 percent gain in the prior month.
2021-09-22
UAE Consumer Prices Fall the Most in 3 Months
Consumer prices in the United Arab Emirates dropped 0.51 percent year-on-year in June of 2021, following a 0.38 percent fall in the previous month. It was the steepest deflation since March, amid higher decreases in prices of housing and utilities (-4.06 percent vs -3.44 percent), miscellaneous goods & services (-1.81 percent vs -1.12 percent). Meanwhile, prices continued to decline for food & beverages (-2.40 percent vs -2.68 percent in May); clothing (-7.21 percent vs -7.48 percent) and communications (-0.06 percent vs -0.22 percent). In addition, inflation eased for both restaurants and hotels (0.08 percent vs 0.72 percent) and education (1.24 percent vs 1.43 percent). On the other hand, inflation remained sharp for transportation (8.96 percent vs 8.88 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.19 percent, the least since March, slowing from a 0.25 percent rise in May.
2021-09-20
UAE Consumer Prices Fall the Least Since 2019
Consumer prices in the United Arab Emirates declined 0.39 percent year-on-year in May of 2021, following a 0.54 percent drop in the previous month. It was the softest deflation since prices started to fall in January of 2019, amid smaller decreases in prices of food & beverages (-2.68 percent vs -3.52 percent in April); miscellaneous goods & services (-1.12 percent vs -2.15 percent) and communications (-0.22 percent vs -0.37 percent). In addition, inflation remained sharp for transportation (8.88 percent vs 9.29 percent) and it picked up for recreation & culture (3.96 percent vs 1.44 percent) and health (0.42 percent vs 0.29 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.25 percent, following a 0.44 percent rise in April.
2021-07-06

United Arab Emirates Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Inflation Rate 0.55 percent Aug/21 -0.02 12.30 -2.71
Food Inflation -1.12 percent Aug/21 -1.53 8.66 -3.52
Inflation Rate Mom 0.43 percent Aug/21 -0.07 2.70 -0.89


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. .