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

The inflation rate in Egypt was recorded at 11.51 percent in March of 2015. Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 8.94 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.

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Egypt Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.51 10.56 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 Monday, April 20, 2015.


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.

Compared to March 2014, food and beverages prices increased 9.15 percent, the strongest growth in five months. Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels prices went up by 13.35 percent. Additional upward pressure came from: Medical care (2.00 percent); transportation (22.01 percent); clothing and footwear (7.55 percent); education (24.68 percent); and hotels, cafes and restaurants (16.20 percent).

In contrast, prices of communications fell 0.18 percent.

Annual core inflation edged up for the second consecutive time to 7.21 percent from 7.15 percent last month. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1.55 percent. While the majority of prices remained unchanged, food and beverages cost went up by 2.42 percent; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose 2.81 percent; hotels, cafes and restaurants grew 0.49 percent.

The inflation has been on an upward trend since mid-2014 after the government cut subsidies. 

Central Bank of Egypt | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/15/2015 10:54:09 AM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-10 06:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
9.7% 10.13% 9.44%
2015-03-10 07:50 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
10.60% 9.7% 9.6%
2015-04-09 08:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
11.5% 10.60% 9.92%
2015-05-08 12:00 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
11.5% 10.33%
2015-06-10 06:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
10.17%
2015-07-10 09:45 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jun
10.77%


Egypt Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 11.51 10.56 35.10 -4.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.86 0.99 9.93 -7.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 161.50 159.10 161.50 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 7.21 7.15 22.30 0.00 percent [+]
Food Inflation 9.15 8.02 22.03 5.46 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 150.30 149.20 150.30 98.90 Index Points [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.13 Mar/15 7.70 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.20 Mar/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Mar/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.17 Mar/15 5.37 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.38 Mar/15 6.29 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.14 Mar/15 3.00 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.38 Mar/15 0.20 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.90 Mar/15 16.70 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.90 Mar/15 -0.80 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.61 Mar/15 7.55 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Mar/15 0.00 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Mar/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]