Kuwait Inflation Rate  1995-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Kuwait rose 3.22 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, compared to a 3.29 percent rise in January. It was the lowest inflation rate since August 2016 as prices rose at a slower pace for: health (1.55 percent from 1.94 percent in the prior month), recreation and culture (0.16 percent from 0.31 percent), and tobacco (0.07 percent from 0.39 percent). Prices increased at a faster pace for: transport (10.67 percent from 10.51 percent) and home furnishing and maintenance (4.08 percent from 4.02 percent). Inflation was steady for: restaurant and hotels (3.43 percent) and education (1.22 percent). Prices were unchanged for miscellaneous goods and services. In contrast prices fell for : food & beverages (-0.26 percent from 0.17 percent), clothing and footwear (-0.86 percent from -1.48 percent) and communication (-0.10 percent from 0.10 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.07 percent, the same pace as in January. Inflation Rate in Kuwait averaged 3.08 percent from 1995 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11.64 percent in August of 2008 and a record low of -1.15 percent in April of 1998.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-25 06:45 AM Dec 3.51% 3.40% 3.30%
2017-02-27 06:20 AM Jan 3.29% 3.51% 3.8%
2017-03-26 11:00 AM Feb 3.22% 3.29% 3.1%
2017-04-25 07:00 AM Mar 3.22% 2.8%
2017-05-24 07:00 AM Apr 3%
2017-06-27 07:00 AM May 3.1%




Kuwait Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.22 3.29 11.64 -1.15 percent [+]
Producer Prices 132.60 130.50 132.60 80.40 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.07 -0.07 1.00 -0.14 percent [+]
Food Inflation -0.26 0.19 14.20 -1.60 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 144.20 144.30 144.40 82.50 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 138.00 138.00 138.20 120.60 Index Points [+]



Kuwait Inflation Rate Notes

In Kuwait, the main components of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) are: housing (26.8 percent), food (18.3 percent), transport and communication (16.1 percent) and household goods and services (14.7 percent). The index also includes other goods and services (9.9 percent), clothing and footwear (8.9 percent), education and medical care (4.7 percent) and beverages and tobacco (0.6 percent). The national index has a base of 100 as of 2000. This page provides the latest reported value for - Kuwait Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Kuwait Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.22 3.29 11.64 -1.15 1995 - 2017 percent Monthly
2007=100



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