Consumer prices in the United Arab Emirates decreased 1.4 percent year-on-year in December 2019, the same as in the previous month. It was the twelfth straight month of deflation, as prices declined for housing & utilities (-4.9 percent from -4.2 percent in November); food & beverages (-1.1 percent, the same as in the prior month); transport (-0.8 percent from -3.9 percent); restaurant & hotels (-1.3 percent from -1.4 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (-0.1 percent from 1.2 percent) and textiles, clothing & footwear (-7.6 percent from -7.1 percent). Meantime, inflation was steady for education (at 0.7 percent) and cost rose further for furniture & household equipment (1.4 percent from 1.7 percent); recreation & culture (23.2 percent from 26.3 percent) and tobacco (6.4 percent from 0.6 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent, after a 0.1 percent gain in November.

Inflation Rate in the United Arab Emirates averaged 1.89 percent from 1990 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 12.30 percent in December of 2008 and a record low of -2.50 percent in February of 2019. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Inflation Rate in the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates to stand at 1.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.50 percent in 2021 and 2.30 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.


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United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.40 -1.40 12.30 -2.50 1990 - 2019 percent Monthly
2014=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-04 10:00 AM Sep -2.2% -2% -1.7%
2019-12-11 09:10 AM Oct -1.9% -2.2% -1%
2020-01-06 08:30 AM Nov -1.4% -1.9% -1.2%
2020-02-04 04:00 AM Dec -1.4% -1.4% -1.1%
2020-03-11 10:00 AM Jan -1.4% -1.1%
2020-04-13 10:00 AM Feb -0.7%
2020-05-11 10:00 AM Mar 1.8%
2020-06-15 10:00 AM Apr


News Stream
UAE Consumer Prices Fall for 12th Straight Month
Consumer prices in the United Arab Emirates decreased 1.4 percent year-on-year in December 2019, the same as in the previous month. It was the twelfth straight month of deflation, as prices declined for housing & utilities (-4.9 percent from -4.2 percent in November); food & beverages (-1.1 percent, the same as in the prior month); transport (-0.8 percent from -3.9 percent); restaurant & hotels (-1.3 percent from -1.4 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (-0.1 percent from 1.2 percent) and textiles, clothing & footwear (-7.6 percent from -7.1 percent). Meantime, inflation was steady for education (at 0.7 percent) and cost rose further for furniture & household equipment (1.4 percent from 1.7 percent); recreation & culture (23.2 percent from 26.3 percent) and tobacco (6.4 percent from 0.6 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent, after a 0.1 percent gain in November.
2020-02-04
UAE Consumer Prices Fall the Least in 6 Months
Consumer prices in United Arab Emirates fell 1.4 percent year-on-year in November of 2019, following a 1.9 percent drop in October. It was the eleventh straight month of deflation, although prices dropped at a softer pace for housing & utilities (-4.2 percent vs -4.3 percent in October); transport (-3.9 percent vs -5.3 percent) and food & beverages (-1.1 percent vs -1.8 percent). In addition, furniture & household equipment cost rebounded (1.7 percent vs -0.2 percent). On the other hand, inflation was steady for education (at 0.7 percent) while miscellaneous goods & services prices rose less (1.2 percent vs 1.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent, after decreasing 0.2 percent in the previous month.
2020-01-06
UAE Consumer Prices Fall for 10th Straight Month
Consumer prices in United Arab Emirates fell 1.9 percent year-on-year in October of 2019, following a 2.2 percent drop in August. It was the tenth straight month of deflation, as cost dropped for housing & utilities (-4.3 percent, the same as in September); food & beverages (-1.8 percent vs -1.4 percent); transport (-5.3 percent vs -5.9 percent); textiles, clothing & footwear (-5.8 percent vs -7.1 percent) and furniture & household equipment (-0.2 percent vs -0.7 percent). Meanwhile, miscellaneous goods & services cost advanced faster (1.5 percent vs 1.0 percent) while inflation was steady for education (at 0.7 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent, after decreasing 0.7 percent in the previous month.
2019-12-11
UAE Consumer Prices Fall for 9th Straight Month
Consumer prices in United Arab Emirates fell 2.2 percent year-on-year in September of 2019, following a 2.0 percent drop in August. It was the ninth straight month of deflation, as cost dropped for housing & utilities (-4.3 percent vs -4.7 percent in August); food & beverages (-1.4 percent vs -1.6 percent); transport (-5.9 percent vs -4.8 percent); textiles, clothing & footwear (-7.1 percent vs -5.4 percent) and furniture & household equipment (-0.7 percent vs -0.3 percent). Meanwhile, prices advanced faster for education (0.7 percent vs 0.4 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.0 percent from a flat reading). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.7 percent, after increasing 0.3 percent in the previous month.
2019-11-04

United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate
In United Arab Emirates, the main components of the consumer price index are: Housing (34.1 percent of the total weight); Food and Soft Drinks (14.3 percent) and Transportation (14.6 percent). Education accounts for 7.7 percent; Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 6.3 percent; Furniture and Household Goods for 5.6 percent and Communications for 5.4 percent. Others include: Restaurants and Hotels (4 percent); Recreation and Culture (3.2 percent); Textiles, Clothing and Footwear (3.2 percent); Medical Care (1.4 percent) and Beverages and Tobacco (0.3 percent). The national index has a base of 100 as of 2014. .