The annual inflation rate in Egypt increased to a-three month high of 14.40 percent in February of 2019 from 12.70 percent in the previous month. Prices rose faster for: food, beverages and tobacco (15.4 percent vs 12.5 percent in January); transport (39.5 percent vs 39.3 percent). Meantime, inflation was steady for both housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuel (at 14.9 percent) and education (at 14.7 percent). Also, the annual core inflation which excludes volatile items, went up to 9.2 percent from 8.6 percent in the prior month. On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1.7 percent, the most since October, following a 0.6 percent rise in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 9.48 percent from 1958 until 2019, 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 expected to be 14.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Egypt to stand at 11.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Egypt Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 9.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-10 07:25 AM Inflation Rate YoY 15.7% 17.7% 18%
2019-01-10 07:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 12% 15.7% 14%
2019-02-10 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 12.7% 12%
2019-03-10 06:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 14.4% 12.7% 12.8%
2019-04-10 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 14.4% 14%
2019-05-10 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 13.6%
2019-06-10 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 12%


Egypt Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 14.40 12.70 35.10 -4.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.70 0.60 9.93 -7.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 295.80 265.00 299.10 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 260.80 258.30 260.80 98.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 9.20 8.60 35.26 3.84 percent [+]
Food Inflation 15.42 12.50 43.61 5.46 percent [+]
Producer Prices 195.40 191.90 211.90 55.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 8.97 17.90 45.00 -13.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 179.10 179.10 179.10 98.70 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 286.20 285.80 286.20 100.00 Index Points [+]


Egypt Inflation Rate

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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14.40 12.70 35.10 -4.20 1958 - 2019 percent Monthly
2010=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 50.70 Feb/19
Australia 1.80 Dec/18
Brazil 3.89 Feb/19
Canada 1.50 Feb/19
China 1.50 Feb/19
Euro Area 1.50 Feb/19
France 1.30 Feb/19
Germany 1.50 Feb/19
India 2.57 Feb/19
Indonesia 2.57 Feb/19
Italy 1.00 Feb/19
Japan 0.20 Feb/19
Mexico 3.94 Feb/19
Netherlands 2.60 Feb/19
Russia 5.20 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia -2.20 Feb/19
Singapore 0.40 Jan/19
South Africa 4.10 Feb/19
South Korea 0.50 Feb/19
Spain 1.10 Feb/19
Switzerland 0.60 Feb/19
Turkey 19.67 Feb/19
United Kingdom 1.90 Feb/19
United States 1.50 Feb/19


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