United Arab Emirates Inflation December 2018

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United Arab Emirates: Inflation falls sharply in December

January 23, 2019

Consumer prices fell 0.31% in December from the previous month, broadly matching November’s 0.30% decline. December’s reading came on the back of lower prices for transportation; food and beverages; and housing, water, electricity and gas.

Inflation plunged from 1.3% in November to just 0.3% in December, while annual average inflation fell from 3.3% in November to 3.1% in December.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect inflation to average 2.3% in 2019, unchanged from last month’s forecast, and 2.6% in 2020.


Author:, Economist

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UAE Inflation December 2018

Note: Year-on-year and month-on-month variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA).


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