United Arab Emirates Inflation December 2017

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United Arab Emirates: Inflation rises sharply in December

January 23, 2018

Consumer prices rose 0.69% in December from the prior month, contrasting November’s 0.03% decline. According to the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, the increase was driven by higher prices for recreation and culture, and transportation. Inflation picked up from 1.7% in November to 2.7% in December, while annual average inflation came in at 2.0% in December, up from 1.8% in November.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect inflation to average 3.4% in 2018 and 2.9% in 2019.


Author:, Economist

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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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