United Arab Emirates Inflation September 2017

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates: Inflation rises in August

October 27, 2017

Consumer prices rose 0.13% in September compared to the prior month, accelerating from August’s 0.07% increase. According to the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, September’s uptick was mainly driven by higher food prices and transport, while prices for education experienced the sharpest monthly increase. Inflation climbed to 1.2% in September from 0.8% in August.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect inflation to average 3.3% in 2018 and 2.9% in 2019.

Author:, Economist

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UAE Inflation September 2017

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

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