Kuwait Inflation Rate

The inflation rate in Kuwait was recorded at 3 percent in March of 2014. Inflation Rate in Kuwait is reported by the Central Bank of Kuwait. Inflation Rate in Kuwait averaged 3.07 Percent from 1995 until 2014, 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. 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 - Kuwait Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-25

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
3.00 2.90 11.64 -1.15 2.73 | 2014/04 1995 - 2014 Percent Monthly
2007=100

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Kuwait Inflation Rate
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-01-26 07:30 AM Kuwait
Inflation Rate YoY
Dec 2013 2.7% 2.60% 2.37%
2014-03-25 10:30 AM Kuwait
Inflation Rate YoY
Feb 2014 2.9% 2.9% 2.64%
2014-04-23 11:30 AM Kuwait
Inflation Rate YoY
Mar 2014 3.0% 2.9%
2014-05-28 10:00 AM Kuwait
Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 3.0% 2.73%
2014-06-28 10:00 AM Kuwait
Inflation Rate YoY
May 2014 2.67%
2014-07-29 10:00 AM Kuwait
Inflation Rate YoY
Jun 2014 2.75%
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Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Producer Prices 123.40 2013-12-15 123.90 123.90 80.40 123.62 2014-01-31 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate 3.00 2014-03-31 2.90 11.64 -1.15 2.73 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
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Inflation Rate | Notes
The data given on this page shows an annual change in the Consumer Price Index. The CPI measures changes in the price level of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is calculated by taking price changes for each item in the predetermined basket of goods and services and averaging them. The items weight according to their importance. Depending on the country, the highest weights are usually given to the food, energy, housing, clothing, medical care, transportation and household equipment.


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Kuwait GDP Constant Prices at 19245.40 KWD Million  
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