Egypt Inflation Rate  1958-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Egypt was recorded at 10.10 percent in January of 2016, slowing from 11.1 percent in the previous two months. Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 8.96 percent from 1958 until 2016, 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.

Egypt Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.10 11.10 35.10 -4.20 1958 - 2016 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. Egypt Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-12-10 06:30 AM Nov 11.1% 9.7% 8.57%
2016-01-10 06:30 AM Dec 11.1% 11.1% 11.8%
2016-02-10 07:15 AM Jan 10.1% 11.1% 11.20%
2016-03-10 07:50 AM Feb 10.1% 11.40%
2016-04-08 07:00 AM Mar 11.20%
2016-05-10 11:00 AM Apr 10.26%

Egyptian Inflation Rate Jumps to 9.2% in September


Urban consumer prices in Egypt increased by 9.21 percent year-on-year in September of 2015, speeding up from a 2-year low of 7.88 percent reported in the previous month, due to a seasonal hike in vegetable prices.

Year-on-year, cost of fruits and vegetables rose by 29.37 percent, following a 15.41 percent growth in the previous month. Thus, food inflation quickened to 11 percent from 8.23 percent in August. Additional upward pressure came from: housing and utilities (+6.40 percent); medical care (+4.17 percent); transportation (+1.65 percent); clothing and footwear (+8.35 percent); education (+24.68 percent); and hotels, cafes and restaurants (+8.95 percent). By contrast, prices of communications fell 0.07 percent.

Annual core inflation rate was almost unchanged at 5.55 percent in September compared to 5.61 percent in August while it inched up 0.79 percent month-on-month following a 0.23 percent decline in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 2.47 percent, compared to a much slower 0.63 percent growth in the previous month, due to higher cost of food and beverages (+4.64 percent from +0.83 percent in August) of which fruits and vegetable were the main upward contributor (+16.24 percent from +6.77 percent) 

Prices rose sharply after the government cut energy subsidies in July of 2014, yet the growth slowed in the last three months as the impact of fiscal consolidation measures weakened. Meanwhile, the Central Bank of Egypt kept interest rates steady at 8.75 percent during the meeting held on September 17th after an unexpected cut in January, as policymakers voiced concern about the balance of risks surrounding the inflation and GDP outlooks.

Central Bank of Egypt | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
10/16/2015 9:50:25 AM

Egypt Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 10.10 11.10 35.10 -4.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.11 -0.09 9.93 -7.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 171.90 171.70 172.40 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 157.40 157.30 157.40 98.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 7.73 7.23 22.30 0.00 percent [+]
Food Inflation 14.64 14.68 22.03 5.46 percent [+]




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