Inflation in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia - Inflation
Consumer prices post smallest drop in 10 months in October
Consumer prices rose 0.2% over the previous month in October, matching September’s result. The print mainly reflected that higher prices for housing and utilities were offset by lower transportation costs.
In October, consumer prices fell 0.3% in annual terms, above the 0.7% drop in September and the softest decline so far this year. Meanwhile, the annual average variation in consumer prices declined from September’s minus 0.6% to minus 0.8% in August.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect inflation to be 1.6% in 2020, which is unchanged from last month’s projection. The panel sees inflation averaging 2.1% in 2021.
Saudi Arabia - Inflation Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)||3.5||2.2||1.2||2.1||-0.8|
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Saudi Arabia Inflation Chart
Source: Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency.
Saudi Arabia Facts
|Bond Yield||2.49||0.0 %||Jun 23|
|Exchange Rate||3.75||0.0 %||Dec 31|
|Stock Market||0.2||1.00 %||Jan 07|
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December 31, 2019
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December 5, 2019
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