Annual inflation in the United Arab Emirates inched down to 2.50 percent in December of 2021 from 2.58 percent in the previous month, which was the highest level in 36 months, due to a slowdown in prices of both transport (17.95 percent vs 18 percent) and restaurants & hotels (1.60 percent vs 2.01 percent). Meanwhile, prices of food & beverages continued to rise (3.71 percent vs 3.65 percent). On the other hand, prices fell further for housing & utilities (-2.58 percent vs -2.99 percent); and miscellaneous goods & services (-1.02 percent vs -0.72 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.02 percent, easing from a 0.59 percent gain in November. source: National Bureau of Statistics, United Arab Emirates

Inflation Rate in the United Arab Emirates averaged 1.50 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 August of 2022.

Inflation Rate in the United Arab Emirates is expected to be 3.00 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 2.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-01-03 08:00 AM Nov 2.58% 1.86% 2%
2022-02-02 04:45 AM Dec 2.5% 2.58% 2.7%
2022-09-19 08:00 AM Jun


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 2.50 2.60 percent Dec 2021
Food Inflation 3.71 3.65 percent Dec 2021
Inflation Rate Mom 0.02 0.59 percent Dec 2022

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. .
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.50 2.60 12.30 -2.71 1990 - 2021 percent Monthly
2014=100

News Stream
UAE Inflation Rate Edges Down to 2.5% in December
Annual inflation in the United Arab Emirates inched down to 2.50 percent in December of 2021 from 2.58 percent in the previous month, which was the highest level in 36 months, due to a slowdown in prices of both transport (17.95 percent vs 18 percent) and restaurants & hotels (1.60 percent vs 2.01 percent). Meanwhile, prices of food & beverages continued to rise (3.71 percent vs 3.65 percent). On the other hand, prices fell further for housing & utilities (-2.58 percent vs -2.99 percent); and miscellaneous goods & services (-1.02 percent vs -0.72 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.02 percent, easing from a 0.59 percent gain in November.
2022-02-02
UAE Inflation Rate at Over 3-Year High of 2.58%
Annual inflation in the United Arab Emirates increased to 2.58 percent in November of 2021 from 1.86 percent in the previous month. It was the fourth consecutive month of rising inflation, and the highest since September of 2018, pushed up by prices of transport (18 percent vs 13.9 percent in October); food & beverages (3.6 percent vs 1.9 percent); restaurants & hotels (2 percent vs 1.9 percent). Meanwhile, prices declined at a softer pace for housing & utilities (-3.3percent vs -3 percent); and miscellaneous goods & services (-0.7 percent vs -1.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices ticked up 0.59 percent, following a 0.7 percent rise in October.
2022-01-03
UAE Inflation Rate at Over 3-Year High of 1.86%
Annual inflation in the United Arab Emirates increased to 1.86 percent in October of 2021 from 1.19 percent in the previous month. It was the third consecutive month of inflation, and the highest since September of 2018, underpinned by prices of transport (13.86 percent vs 12.69 percent); food & beverages (1.91 percent vs 0.28 percent); and restaurants & hotels (1.94 percent vs 0.96 percent). On the other hand, prices fell for housing & utilities (-3.26 percent vs -3.72 percent ); and miscellaneous goods & services (-1.3 percent vs -0.71 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.7 percent, following a 0.12 percent rise in September.
2021-12-27