Inflation in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia - Inflation
Inflation eases to lowest level since July in November
Inflation edged down to 2.9% in November, from October’s 3.0%. November's result marked the weakest inflation rate since July. The slowdown was largely driven by a softer rise in prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages. In addition, price pressures for clothing and footwear fell at a sharper pace. Moreover, prices for transport grew at a more subdued pace.
Annual average inflation edged up to 2.3% in November (October: 2.2%).
Finally, consumer prices increased 0.13% in November over the previous month, below October's 0.19% rise. November's result marked the weakest reading since May.
Our panelists see inflation easing further this year. The government’s cap on petrol prices, together with higher interest rates and weakening commodity prices in recent months, should reduce inflation. That said, supply bottlenecks and demand-pull factors remain upside risks.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect inflation to be 2.5% in 2023, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s projection. The panel sees inflation averaging 2.3% in 2024.
Saudi Arabia - Inflation Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)||1.2||2.1||-0.8||2.5||-2.1|
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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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January 10, 2023
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January 3, 2023
The Non-oil S&P Global Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 56.9 in December from November’s 58.5.
December 14, 2022
Inflation edged down to 2.9% in November, from October’s 3.0%.
November 29, 2022
The OPEC oil basket traded at USD 90.8 per barrel on average over the last month, down 3.0% from the prior month.
November 15, 2022
Inflation moderated to 3.0% in October, easing slightly from September’s 3.1%.