The annual inflation rate in Kuwait increased to 0.8 percent in May of 2019 from 0.7 percent in the prior month. Prices advanced faster mostly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.0 percent vs 0.9 percent in April) and clothing & footwear (0.7 percent vs 0.5 percent) while cost declined less for housing & utilities (-0.5 percent vs -0.6 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (-0.2 percent vs -0.4 percent). On the other hand, prices went up at a softer pace for furnishing & household equipment (2.1 percent vs 2.2 percent); transport (1.6 percent vs 1.9 percent); recreation & culture (1.8 percent vs 2.0 percent) and health (2.3 percent vs 2.9 percent) while inflation was steady for education (at 1.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.2 percent, after a flat reading in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Kuwait averaged 2.85 percent from 1995 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 11.70 percent in August of 2008 and a record low of -1.15 percent in April of 1998.

Inflation Rate in Kuwait is expected to be 1.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Kuwait to stand at 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Kuwait Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-21 04:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY Feb 0.6% 0.4% 0.5%
2019-04-22 01:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY Mar 0.8% 0.6% 0.8%
2019-05-20 08:25 AM Inflation Rate YoY Apr 0.7% 0.8% 1%
2019-06-24 11:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY May 0.8% 0.7% 1.1%
2019-07-22 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jun 0.8% 1%
2019-08-27 03:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jul
2019-09-20 07:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY Aug


Kuwait Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.80 0.70 11.70 -1.15 percent [+]
Producer Prices 136.90 136.80 136.90 80.40 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.18 0.00 2.20 -0.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 113.50 113.30 113.50 65.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 120.90 121.10 121.10 102.10 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.03 0.90 14.20 -1.60 percent [+]


Kuwait Inflation Rate

In Kuwait, the main components of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) are: housing (33.2 percent); food and beverages (16.7 percent); furnishing and household equipment (11.4 percent); clothing and footwear (8 percent) and transport (7.5 percent). The index also includes miscellaneous goods and services (5.8 percent); education (4.2 percent); communication (4 percent); recreation and culture (3.9 percent); restaurants and hotels (3.4 percent); health (1.5 percent) and tobacco (0.3 percent). . 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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 0.70 11.70 -1.15 1995 - 2019 percent Monthly
2007=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 55.80 Jun/19
Australia 1.30 Mar/19
Brazil 3.37 Jun/19
Canada 2.00 Jun/19
China 2.70 Jun/19
Euro Area 1.30 Jun/19
France 1.20 Jun/19
Germany 1.60 Jun/19
India 3.18 Jun/19
Indonesia 3.28 Jun/19
Italy 0.70 Jun/19
Japan 0.70 Jun/19
Mexico 3.95 Jun/19
Netherlands 2.70 Jun/19
Russia 4.70 Jun/19
Saudi Arabia -1.50 May/19
Singapore 0.90 May/19
South Africa 4.50 May/19
South Korea 0.70 Jun/19
Spain 0.40 Jun/19
Switzerland 0.60 Jun/19
Turkey 15.72 Jun/19
United Kingdom 2.00 Jun/19
United States 1.60 Jun/19


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