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

The annual inflation rate in Egypt quickened to 15.5 percent in August of 2016, from 14 percent in the previous month. Cost of food rose 19.3 percent accelerating from 18.4 percent in the previous month. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.9 percent following a 0.7 rise in July. Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 8.99 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
15.50 14.00 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-11 06:30 AM Jun 14% 12.3% 12.9%
2016-08-10 07:10 AM Jul 14% 14% 14.4%
2016-09-08 06:00 AM Aug 15.5% 14% 14.2%
2016-10-10 06:50 AM Sep 15.5% 15.6%
2016-11-10 06:30 AM Oct 15.9%
2016-12-09 07:00 AM Nov 16.2%

Egypt Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 15.50 14.00 35.10 -4.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.90 0.74 9.93 -7.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 190.10 186.50 190.10 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 172.90 171.90 172.90 98.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 13.25 12.31 22.30 0.00 percent [+]
Food Inflation 19.30 18.36 22.03 5.46 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 148.20 144.80 148.20 100.00 Index Points [+]




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