The annual inflation rate in Egypt increased to 5.9% in December of 2021 from 5.6% in November, but below market expectations of 6.1%. Still, the inflation rate remained well within the central bank's target range of 5 percent-9 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1%, the first monthly decline in 11 months, reversing from a 0.1% rise in the previous month. source: CAPMAS, Egypt

Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 9.31 percent from 1958 until 2021, 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. This page provides - Egypt Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Egypt Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2022.

Inflation Rate in Egypt is expected to be 5.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Egypt Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Egypt Inflation Rate


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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.90 5.60 35.10 -4.20 1958 - 2021 percent Monthly
2018/2019=100

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-12-09 06:20 AM Nov 5.6% 6.3% 6.2% 6.4%
2022-01-10 06:30 AM Dec 5.9% 5.6% 6.1% 6%
2022-02-10 06:00 AM Jan 5.9%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 5.90 5.60 percent Dec/21
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.10 percent Dec/21
Consumer Price Index CPI 117.10 117.20 points Dec/21
Core Inflation Rate 6.00 5.80 percent Dec/21
Core Consumer Prices 111.90 111.70 points Dec/21
Food Inflation 8.40 8.10 percent Dec/21
CPI Transportation 126.50 125.90 points Dec/21
CPI Housing Utilities 113.90 113.30 points Dec/21


News Stream
Egypt Inflation Rate Below Estimates
The annual inflation rate in Egypt increased to 5.9% in December of 2021 from 5.6% in November, but below market expectations of 6.1%. Still, the inflation rate remained well within the central bank's target range of 5 percent-9 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1%, the first monthly decline in 11 months, reversing from a 0.1% rise in the previous month.
2022-01-10
Egypt Inflation Rate at 4-Month Low of 5.6%
The annual inflation rate in Egypt fell to 5.6% in November of 2021 from 6.3% in October, below market expectations of 6.2%, and reaching the lowest level since July. Prices slowed mostly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (8.1% vs 11.5% in October). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1%, after a 1.5% rise in the previous month.
2021-12-09
Egypt October Inflation Rate Softens to 6.3%
The annual inflation rate in Egypt fell to 6.3% in October of 2021 from 6.6% in September, which was the highest since January of 2020. It compares with market expectations of 6%. Annual core inflation hit an over two-year high of 5.2% in October from 4.8% in September and well above market expectations of 4.6%. On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 1.5%, the most in a year, after a 1.1% increase in the previous month, mainly due to a hike in education fees (12.7%) and a rise in food prices (1%).
2021-11-10