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Egypt Inflation Rate  1958-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Egypt's annual inflation rate increased to 14.4 percent in June of 2018 from a downwardly revised 11.4 percent in the previous month. The inflation accelerated for the first time in eleven months, reaching the highest since February. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 3.5 percent after a 0.2 percent gain in the prior month. Egypt has raised gasoline prices by up to 50 percent in mid-June, the third hike since Egypt floated the pound currency in November 2016. Inflation Rate in Egypt averaged 9.42 percent from 1958 until 2018, 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.




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. This page provides - Egypt Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Egypt Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14.40 11.40 35.10 -4.20 1958 - 2018 percent Monthly


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