The annual inflation rate in Egypt increased to 6.6 percent in September of 2021 from 5.7 percent in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since January 2020, mainly due to a faster rise in food prices, of which fruits and vegetables. Still, the inflation rate remained well within the central bank's target range of 5 percent-9 percent. Annual core inflation rose to a 25-month high of 4.8 percent in September from 4.5 percent in August. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 1.1 percent, the most in 11 months, accelerating from a 0.1 percent rise in the previous month. source: CAPMAS, Egypt

Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 9.33 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 October of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Egypt is expected to be 5.40 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 6.50 percent in 2022 and 6.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Egypt Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-08 06:15 AM Jun 4.9% 4.8% 5.3%
2021-08-10 06:15 AM Jul 5.4% 4.9% 5%
2021-09-09 06:20 AM Aug 5.7% 5.4% 5.6%
2021-10-10 06:30 AM Sep 6.6% 5.7% 5.8% 5.8%
2021-11-10 08:00 AM Oct 6.6%
2021-12-10 06:00 AM Nov


News Stream
Egypt Inflation Rate at 20-Month High of 6.6%
The annual inflation rate in Egypt increased to 6.6 percent in September of 2021 from 5.7 percent in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since January 2020, mainly due to a faster rise in food prices, of which fruits and vegetables. Still, the inflation rate remained well within the central bank's target range of 5 percent-9 percent. Annual core inflation rose to a 25-month high of 4.8 percent in September from 4.5 percent in August. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 1.1 percent, the most in 11 months, accelerating from a 0.1 percent rise in the previous month.
2021-10-10
Egypt Inflation Rate at 9-Month High of 5.7%
The annual inflation rate in Egypt increased to 5.7 percent in August of 2021 from 5.4 percent in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since last November, due to a faster rise in prices of food (6.6 percent vs 4.9 percent in July), of which oils and vegetables. Still, the inflation rate remained well within the central bank's target range of 5 percent-9 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent, the least since January, following a 0.9 percent increase in the previous month.
2021-09-09
Egypt Inflation Rate at 7-Month High of 5.4%
The annual inflation rate in Egypt increased to 5.4 percent in July of 2021 from 4.9 percent in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since last December, pushed up by food prices amid higher consumption during the summer months and following recent hikes in prices of fuels, electricity and tobacco. Food and beverages costs, the largest single component of the inflation basket, climbed an annual 4.9%; transport was up 6.6% and alcohol and tobacco rose by 2.9%. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.9 percent, accelerating from a 0.2 percent increase in the prior month, mainly on account of prices of oils and fats, meats, vegetables and housing & utilities.
2021-08-10
Egypt Inflation Rate at 6-Month High of 4.9%
The annual inflation rate in Egypt inched up to 4.9 percent in June of 2021 from 4.8 percent in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since last December, mainly due to rising prices of food (3.3 percent vs 1.7 percent in May). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.2 percent, easing from a 0.7 percent rise in the previous month.
2021-07-08

Egypt Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Inflation Rate 6.60 percent Sep/21 5.70 35.10 -4.20
Inflation Rate Mom 1.10 percent Sep/21 0.10 9.93 -7.00
Consumer Price Index CPI 115.30 points Sep/21 114.00 115.30 0.40
Core Inflation Rate 4.80 percent Sep/21 4.50 35.30 0.70
Core Consumer Prices 108.80 points Sep/21 108.40 267.20 98.90
Food Inflation 10.60 percent Sep/21 6.60 43.61 -4.80
CPI Transportation 124.70 points Sep/21 124.10 283.20 99.60
CPI Housing Utilities 112.80 points Sep/21 112.80 178.20 98.70


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.