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

Egypt's consumer prices rose 23.3 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, accelerating from a 19.4 percent increase in November. It was the highest inflation rate since August 2008 after the central bank floated the currency and hiked fuel prices two months ago. Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 9.04 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-10 06:00 AM Oct 13.6% 14.1% 14.9%
2016-12-08 06:00 AM Nov 19.4% 13.6% 15%
2017-01-10 06:00 AM Dec 23.3% 19.4% 18.70%
2017-02-10 06:00 AM Jan 23.3% 18.58%
2017-03-10 06:00 AM Feb 18.39%
2017-04-10 06:00 AM Mar 18.01%




Egypt Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 23.30 19.40 35.10 -4.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.70 1.25 9.93 -7.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 211.70 205.30 211.70 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 189.90 180.30 189.90 98.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 25.86 20.73 25.86 3.84 percent [+]
Food Inflation 21.50 13.82 22.03 5.46 percent [+]
Producer Prices 248.50 228.20 248.50 134.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 8.30 9.30 20.60 -13.40 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 173.50 171.70 173.50 100.00 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23.30 19.40 35.10 -4.20 1958 - 2016 percent Monthly
2010=100



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