Egypt Inflation Rate 1958-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Egypt was recorded at 11.80 percent in October of 2014. Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 8.93 Percent from 1958 until 2014, 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. Inflation Rate in Egypt is reported by the Central Bank of Egypt.

   
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Egypt Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.80 11.12 35.10 -4.20 1958 - 2014 percent Monthly
2010=100
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. Content for - Egypt Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Monday, November 24, 2014.


Egypt Inflation Rate at 11-Month High


Egyptian annual inflation rate increased to 11.8 percent in October of 2014 from 11.12 percent in September. It is the highest value since November of 2013, mainly due to a rise in fruit and vegetables prices.

Year-on-year, food inflation (excluding fruits and vegetables) decreased marginally to 11.52 percent from 11.77 percent in the previous month. Fruits and vegetables prices increased 22.24 percent in October from 14.3 percent in September.

Monthly inflation increased to 1.71 percent in October compared to 1.23 percent in September. Excluding fruits and vegetables, food prices increased 0.9 percent from a 1.58 percent increase in September.

Core inflation which strips out subsidized goods and volatile items such as fruit and vegetables decreased to 0.55 percent in October compared to 0.84 percent in September. The annual rate declined to 8.47 percent from 9.15 percent in the previous month.

Central Bank of Egypt | Ricardo Martins | ricardo.martins@tradingeconomics.com
11/13/2014 6:46:56 PM


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Egypt Inflation Rate Slows in September
Egyptian annual inflation rate slowed for the first time in four months to 11.1 percent in September of 2014 from 11.5 percent in August, mainly due to base effects. Published on 2014-10-14

Egypt Inflation Rate up to 8-Month High
Egyptian annual inflation rate accelerated for the second straight month to 11.49 percent in August from 11.04 percent in July. Published on 2014-09-10


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-10 10:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Aug 2014
11.49% 11.04% 10.92%
2014-10-09 07:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Sep 2014
11.1% 11.49% 11.21%
2014-11-10 07:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Oct 2014
11.8% 11.1% 10.81%
2014-12-10 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov 2014
11.8% 11.24%


Egypt Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 11.80 11.12 35.10 -4.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.71 1.23 9.93 -7.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 157.20 154.50 157.20 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 8.47 9.15 22.30 0.00 percent [+]
Food Inflation 11.52 11.77 22.03 5.46 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 146.60 145.80 146.60 98.90 Index Points [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 2.30 Aug/14 3.00 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 6.59 Oct/14 6.75 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 2.40 Oct/14 2.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.60 Oct/14 1.60 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.40 Oct/14 0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.50 Oct/14 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.80 Oct/14 0.80 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.52 Oct/14 6.46 11.16 5.52 percent [+]
Indonesia 4.83 Oct/14 4.53 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.10 Oct/14 -0.20 25.64 -2.44 percent [+]
Japan 3.20 Sep/14 3.30 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 4.30 Oct/14 4.22 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.10 Oct/14 0.90 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 8.30 Oct/14 8.00 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 1.20 Oct/14 1.10 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.10 Oct/14 -0.20 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland 0.00 Oct/14 -0.10 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 8.96 Oct/14 8.86 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.30 Oct/14 1.20 8.50 0.50 percent [+]
United States 1.70 Oct/14 1.70 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]