Egypt Inflation Rate 1958-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Egypt was recorded at 11.40 percent in June of 2015. Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 8.95 percent from 1958 until 2015, 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
11.40 13.10 35.10 -4.20 1958 - 2015 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 Saturday, August 1, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-10 12:00 PM Apr 11% 11.5% 11.9%
2015-06-10 10:00 AM May 13.1% 10.96% 10.84%
2015-07-09 01:00 PM Jun 11.4% 13.1% 13.28%
2015-08-11 09:15 AM Jul 11.4% 12.92%
2015-09-10 10:30 AM Aug 12.78%
2015-10-09 07:00 AM Sep 12.96%


Egypt Inflation Rate at 6-Year High


Consumer prices in Egypt increased 13.1 percent year-on-year in May of 2015. It is the highest rate since February of 2009.

Consumer prices rose sharply after the government cut energy subsidies in July of 2014, leading cost of gasoline, diesel and natural gas to rise as much as 78 percent.

In May, prices of food and beverages rose 14.75 percent year-on-year and housing and utilities went up 6.06 percent. Additional upward pressure came from cost of medical care (up 2 percent) and transportation (up 21.8 percent). In contrast, communication cost fell 0.18 percent. 

Annual core inflation rate accelerated to 8.14 percent in May, the highest since October last year when it reached 8.47 percent.

The finance minister recently said it expects inflation rate to ease to single digit in the next two or three years.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/12/2015 3:22:28 PM


Recent Releases

Egypt Inflation Rate Slows in April
Annual inflation rate in Egypt eased to 10.96 percent in April of 2015 from 11.51 percent in March, as cost of housing and utilities rose at a slower pace.
Published on 2015-05-15

Egypt Inflation Rate at 5-Month High in March
Consumer prices in Egypt increased 11.51 percent year-on-year in March of 2015, up from 10.56 percent in February as cost of food and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose the most.
Published on 2015-04-15

Egypt Inflation Rate Accelerates to Double Digit in February
Egypt's consumer prices increased by an annual 10.6 percent in February, after slowing in January, due to higher prices of transport and food. A year ago, inflation rate was 9.76 percent.
Published on 2015-03-13

Egypt Inflation Rate Slows in January
Egypt annual inflation eased to 9.7 percent in January of 2015 from 10.1 percent in the previous month. A year ago, the inflation rate was recorded at 11.36 percent.
Published on 2015-02-16


Egypt Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 11.40 13.10 35.10 -4.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.68 1.19 9.93 -7.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 162.50 163.60 163.60 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 8.07 8.14 22.30 0.00 percent [+]
Food Inflation 10.90 14.80 22.03 5.46 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 152.60 151.60 152.60 98.90 Index Points [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.50 Jun/15 1.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.89 Jun/15 8.47 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Jun/15 0.90 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Jun/15 1.20 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Jul/15 0.20 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 Jun/15 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.20 Jul/15 0.30 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.40 Jun/15 5.01 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.26 Jun/15 7.15 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 Jul/15 0.20 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.40 Jun/15 0.50 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.87 Jun/15 2.88 179.73 2.87 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Jun/15 1.10 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.30 Jun/15 15.80 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Jun/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain 0.00 Jul/15 0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.00 Jun/15 -1.20 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.20 Jun/15 8.09 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Jun/15 0.10 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.10 Jun/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]