Egypt Inflation


Egypt: Inflation jumps back up in October

November 10, 2014

In October, consumer prices increased 1.7% over the previous month, which was above September’s 1.2% increase. According to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, the figure mainly reflected much higher prices for education due to the start of the new school year.

Annual inflation jumped from 11.1% in September to 11.8% in October, which marked the highest level since November of last year. Annual average inflation inched up from 10.4% in September to 10.5% in October, which represented an over three-year high. Inflationary pressures have increased since the government raised fuel prices in June. Core inflation, which excludes volatile items such as energy and food, declined from 9.2% in September to 8.5% in October.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect inflation to be at 2.5% in 2014, which is unchanged over last month’s projection. For 2015, the panel sees inflation rising to 3.0%, which is also unchanged from last month’s estimate.

Author:, Economist

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Egypt Inflation October 2014

Note: Year-on-year and month-on-month variation of urban consumer price index in %.
Source: Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

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