United Arab Emirates Inflation November 2016

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United Arab Emirates: Inflation picks up again in November

February 2, 2017

In November, consumer prices in the United Arab Emirates increased 0.33% from the previous month, up from October’s 0.05% rise. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, November’s rise was driven by higher prices in the furniture and household goods, transportation and food and soft drinks sub-sectors, while the recreation and culture sub-sector was the only one to suffer a significant price drop.

Inflation rose from 1.9% in October to 2.6% in November, the highest figure in 11 months.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect inflation to average 2.5% in 2017, which is unchanged from last month’s projection. For 2018, the panel sees inflation increasing slightly to 3.1%.


Author:, Economist

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UAE Inflation November 2016

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


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