Consumer prices in Qatar dropped 0.7 percent year-on-year in May of 2019, following a 0.4 percent fall in the previous month. It was the eighth straight decline in consumer prices, as cost continued to fall for housing & utilities (-2.2 percent vs -2.7 percent in April); recreation & culture (-7.3 percent vs -5.6 percent) and for food & beverages (-1.3 percent vs -0.7 percent). In addition, prices rose at a softer pace for transport (1.6 percent vs 1.7 percent) and restaurants & hotels (0.4 percent vs 0.5 percent). On the other hand, furniture & household equipment cost advanced faster (1.8 percent vs 1.7 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.6 percent, after a 0.5 percent rise in April. Inflation Rate in Qatar averaged 2.51 percent from 2005 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 16.59 percent in June of 2008 and a record low of -9.96 percent in December of 2009.

Inflation Rate in Qatar is expected to be -0.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Qatar to stand at 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Qatar Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-13 09:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY -1.6% -1.6% -2%
2019-04-15 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY -1.3% -1.6% -1.1%
2019-05-16 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY -0.4% -1.3% -1%
2019-06-12 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY -0.7% -0.4% -0.6%
2019-07-15 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY -0.7% -0.3%
2019-08-13 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2019-09-10 01:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY


Qatar Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.70 -0.40 16.59 -9.96 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 107.67 108.28 109.30 92.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 75.10 69.40 207.50 69.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.70 -0.60 5.80 -3.80 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 105.62 109.14 125.50 93.00 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 127.88 123.52 129.21 83.70 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.60 0.50 0.93 -1.52 percent [+]
Producer Prices 65.90 67.00 104.50 42.30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.30 1.40 40.20 -44.40 percent [+]


Qatar Inflation Rate

In Qatar, the main components of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) are: rent, fuel and energy (21.9 percent), transport and communication (14.6 percent), entertainment, recreation and culture (12.7 percent) and food, beverages and tobacco (12.58 percent). The index also includes: furniture, textiles and home appliances (7.7 percent), restaurants and hotels (6.1 percent), communication (5.9 percent), education (5.75 percent) miscellaneous goods and services (5.7 percent) and clothing and footwear (5.1 percent). The national index has a base of 100 as of 2013. This page provides the latest reported value for - Qatar Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Qatar Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.70 -0.40 16.59 -9.96 2005 - 2019 percent Monthly
2013=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 57.30 May/19
Australia 1.30 Mar/19
Brazil 4.66 May/19
Canada 2.40 May/19
China 2.70 May/19
Euro Area 1.20 May/19
France 0.90 May/19
Germany 1.40 May/19
India 3.05 May/19
Indonesia 3.32 May/19
Italy 0.80 May/19
Japan 0.70 May/19
Mexico 4.28 May/19
Netherlands 2.40 May/19
Russia 5.10 May/19
Saudi Arabia -1.50 May/19
Singapore 0.90 May/19
South Africa 4.50 May/19
South Korea 0.70 May/19
Spain 0.80 May/19
Switzerland 0.60 May/19
Turkey 18.71 May/19
United Kingdom 2.00 May/19
United States 1.80 May/19


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