Inflation in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia - Inflation (end of period)
Inflation plummets in July as VAT effect fades
Consumer prices increased 0.20% over the previous month in July, marginally stronger than June’s 0.15% rise. July’s print reflected higher prices for food, education and recreation and culture.
In July, inflation dipped to 0.4% from 6.2% in June. The stark fall in inflation was due to the fading impact of the value-added tax rate, which was increased from 5% to 15% back in July 2020. Meanwhile, annual average inflation decreased to 5.2% in July, down from 5.7% in the previous month.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect inflation to be 3.0% in 2021, which is unchanged from last month’s projection. The panel sees inflation averaging 1.9% in 2022.
Saudi Arabia - Inflation (eop) Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %, eop)||1.2||1.0||-1.1||1.9||-0.2|
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Saudi Arabia Inflation (eop) 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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September 5, 2021
The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), produced by IHS Markit, came in at 54.1 in August, which was down from July’s 55.8.
August 15, 2021
Consumer prices increased 0.20% over the previous month in July, marginally stronger than June’s 0.15% rise.
August 9, 2021
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August 3, 2021
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July 30, 2021
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