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

Consumer prices in Egypt jumped 10.3 percent year-on-year in April 2016, following a 9 percent rise in the previous month. The inflation rate accelerated for the first time since November last year, reaching the highest in four months, after the central bank devalued the currency by nearly 13 percent in March. Policymakers also hiked the interest rate by 150 bps in order to diminish anticipated inflationary pressure. Core inflation rate also accelerated to 9.5 percent from 8.4 percent. 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.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.30 9.03 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-10 05:50 AM Feb 9.1% 10.1% 10.3%
2016-04-10 06:00 AM Mar 9.0% 9.14% 10.0%
2016-05-10 05:30 AM Apr 10.3% 9% 8.9%
2016-06-10 05:30 AM May 10.3% 10.5%
2016-07-08 12:00 PM Jun 10.9%
2016-08-10 11:40 AM Jul 9.3%

Egypt Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 10.30 9.03 35.10 -4.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.44 0.97 9.93 -7.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 178.30 176.10 178.30 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 165.00 163.00 165.00 98.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 9.51 8.41 22.30 0.00 percent [+]
Food Inflation 12.70 12.08 22.03 5.46 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 142.20 141.50 142.20 100.00 Index Points [+]




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