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United Arab Emirates: Inflation increases further in August

September 23, 2015

In August, consumer prices rose 0.92% over the previous month, which followed the 0.29% increase observed in July. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, August’s figure mainly reflected higher prices for housing, food and soft drinks as well as for transportation.

Inflation increased from July’s 4.4% to 4.9% in August, thus marking the highest rate since February 2009. In addition, annual average inflation increased from 3.6% in July to 3.8% in August, marking the highest rate on record.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect inflation to be at 3.0% in 2015, which is up 0.4 percentage points over last month’s projection. For 2016, the panel sees inflation rising to 3.4%.

Author:, Senior Economist

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UAE Inflation August 2015

Note: Year-on-year and month-on-month variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

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