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

Consumer prices in Egypt rose 31.5 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, following a 30.9 percent increase in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since June of 1986, mainly boosted by a 43.6 percent increase in cost of food and beverages, ahead of the Muslim month of Ramadan (41.8 percent in March). The cost of goods and services has been surging since November after the central bank raised rates and floated the currency allowing it to lose half of the value. Annual core inflation, which excludes food and fuel, slowed slightly to 32.06 percent compared to 32.25 percent gain in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 9.16 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.

Egypt Inflation Rate
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-09 06:00 AM Feb 30.2% 28.1% 29.3%
2017-04-10 05:50 AM Mar 30.9% 30.2% 30.34%
2017-05-10 06:00 AM Apr 31.5% 30.9% 31.5%
2017-06-09 06:00 AM May 31.5% 29.5%
2017-07-10 06:00 AM Jun 29.2%
2017-08-10 06:00 AM Jul 30.1%




Egypt Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 31.50 30.90 35.10 -4.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.69 1.95 9.93 -7.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 234.40 230.50 234.40 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 217.90 215.50 217.90 98.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 32.06 32.25 33.10 3.84 percent [+]
Food Inflation 43.61 41.83 43.61 5.46 percent [+]
Producer Prices 278.20 274.10 278.20 134.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 37.50 37.25 37.50 -13.40 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 140.90 140.90 140.90 98.70 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 181.40 181.40 181.40 100.00 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
31.50 30.90 35.10 -4.20 1958 - 2017 percent Monthly
2010=100



inflation rate by Country

Last
Australia 2.10 Mar/17
Brazil 4.08 Apr/17
Canada 1.60 Apr/17
China 1.20 Apr/17
Euro Area 1.90 Apr/17
France 1.20 Apr/17
Germany 2.00 Apr/17
India 2.99 Apr/17
Indonesia 4.17 Apr/17
Italy 1.90 Apr/17
Japan 0.20 Mar/17
Mexico 5.82 Apr/17
Netherlands 1.60 Apr/17
Russia 4.10 Apr/17
South Korea 1.90 Apr/17
Spain 2.60 Apr/17
Switzerland 0.40 Apr/17
Turkey 11.87 Apr/17
United Kingdom 2.70 Apr/17
United States 2.20 Apr/17