Egyptian Pound

The Egyptian Pound increased to 6.98 in April from 6.97 in March of 2014. Egyptian Pound averaged 5.87 from 2002 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 7.01 in July of 2013 and a record low of 4.59 in January of 2003. The USDEGP spot exchange rate specifies how much one currency, the USD, is currently worth in terms of the other, the EGP. While the USDEGP spot exchange rate is quoted and exchanged in the same day, the USDEGP forward rate is quoted today but for delivery and payment on a specific future date. This page provides - Egyptian Pound - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-16

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
6.98 6.97 7.01 4.59 6.94 | 2014/05 2002 - 2014 Daily

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Currency 6.98 2014-04-15 6.97 7.01 4.59 6.94 2014-05-31 [+]
Stock Market 7886.08 2014-04-14 7805.03 8501.63 3586.55 7575.67 2014-05-31 Index points [+]
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An exchange rate is the current market price for which one currency can be exchanged for another. For instance, if the Euro exchange rate for the United States Dollar stands at 1.3, this means that 1 euro can be exchanged for 1.3 U.S. dollars. Because exchange rates play such an important role in a country's competiveness level, currency exchange rates are among the most analysed and forecasted indicators in the world. The exchange rate is determined by the level of supply and demand on the international markets. However, changes in foreign exchange market rates are often difficult to understand and to predict because the market is very large and volatile. In fact, the currency markets are the most liquid in the world with a daily turnover of close to $2 trillion, which compares to $500 billion for the US government bond market and $70 billion on the New York Stock Exchange.


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The annual consumer prices increased 9.82 percent in March of 2014, almost unchanged from 9.76 percent in the previous month. A year earlier, the inflation rate was recorded at 7.59 percent.
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In February of 2014, Egypt’s annual inflation rate decelerated to 9.8 percent from 11.4 percent in January. In November last year, the inflation rate reached its highest in four and a half years and slowed in February for the third straight month.
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In January of 2014, Egyptian annual inflation rate slowed for the second straight month to 11.4 percent from 11.7 percent recorded in December, due to favorable base effect from the previous year. In November of 2013, the inflation rate hit a four-year high of 12.97 percent.
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In November of 2013, Egypt inflation rate climbed to 12.97 percent, the highest rate in almost five years. On a monthly basis, prices slowed for the second straight month to 0.95 percent.
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At its December 5th meeting, Central Bank of Egypt decided to cut the overnight deposit rate by 50 bps to 8.25 percent. It is the third rate cut his year, citing pronounced downside risks to growth. The discount rate was also cut by 50 basis points to 8.75 percent.
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In October of 2013, Egyptian annual inflation rate accelerated to 10.44 percent, from 10.15 percent in September, mainly due to higher food prices. Core inflation rate remained steady.
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The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Egypt decided on October 31st to leave the overnight deposit rate unchanged at 8.75 percent, after cutting it by 50 bps in the previous two meetings.
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