Egypt Inflation Rate  1958-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Egypt's consumer prices rose 28.1 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, accelerating from a 23.3 percent increase in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since December 1989, mainly boosted by a 37.2 percent increase in cost of food and beverages. The inflation rate accelerated for the third month after the central bank raised rates and floated the currency allowing it to rough halve value in November. Annual core inflation, which excludes food and fuel, jumped 30.86 percent compared to 25.86 percent gain in the previous month, the highest level since at least 2008. Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 9.07 percent from 1958 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 35.10 percent in June of 1986 and a record low of -4.20 percent in August of 1962.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-08 06:00 AM Nov 19.4% 13.6% 15%
2017-01-10 06:00 AM Dec 23.3% 19.4% 18.70%
2017-02-13 06:00 AM Jan 28.1% 23.3% 24%
2017-03-10 06:00 AM Feb 28.1% 27.40%
2017-04-10 06:00 AM Mar 27.67%
2017-05-10 06:00 AM Apr 27.57%




Egypt Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 28.10 23.30 35.10 -4.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.70 1.25 9.93 -7.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 220.30 211.70 220.30 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 208.00 198.10 208.00 98.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 30.86 25.86 30.86 3.84 percent [+]
Food Inflation 37.30 28.30 37.30 5.46 percent [+]
Producer Prices 257.90 249.00 257.90 134.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 28.10 21.10 28.10 -13.40 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 176.10 173.50 176.10 100.00 Index Points [+]



Egypt Inflation Rate Notes

In Egypt, the headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services that are purchased by a representative sample of households from urban areas, which include Cairo, Alexandria, urban Lower Egypt, urban Upper Egypt, Canal cities and Frontier governorates. The most important categories in the headline CPI are Food and Beverages (40 percent of total weight); Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and other Fuels (18.4 percent); Medical Care (6.3 percent) and Transportation (5.7 percent). Clothing and Footwear account for 5.4 percent of total index and Education for 4.6 percent. Hotels, Cafes and Restaurants represent 4.4 percent of total weight and Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the Dwelling for 3.8 percent. Miscellaneous Goods and Services account for 3.7 percent, Communications 3.1 percent, Recreation and Culture 2.4 percent and Tobacco and Related Products 2.2 percent. This page provides - Egypt Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Egypt Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
28.10 23.30 35.10 -4.20 1958 - 2017 percent Monthly
2010=100



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