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United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate 1990-2016

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Consumer prices in the United Arab Emirates rose 2.20 percent year-on-year in February of 2016, slowing from 2.55 percent growth in the previous month. It was the lowest reading since June of 2014, as food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.6 percent from 2.4 percent in January) and housing (5.77 percent from 5.9 percent) prices increased at a slower pace while transport cost fell (-6.76 percent from -4.19 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.25 percent. Inflation Rate in the United Arab Emirates averaged 2.40 percent from 1990 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 12.30 percent in December of 2008 and a record low of -1.60 percent in January of 2011. Inflation Rate in the United Arab Emirates is reported by the National Bureau of Statistics, United Arab Emirates.


2.202.5512.30-1.601990 – 2016percentMonthly
In United Arab Emirates, the main components of the consumer price index are: Housing (39 percent of the total weight); Food and Soft Drinks (13.9 percent) and Transportation (9.9 percent). Textiles, Clothing and Footwear account for 7 percent; Communications for 6.9 percent and Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 5 percent. Others include: Restaurants and Hotels (4.3 percent); Furniture and Household Goods (4.2 percent); Education (4 percent); Recreation and Culture (3 percent); Beverages and Tobacco (2 percent) and Medical Care (1 percent). The national index has a base of 100 as of 2007. This page provides the latest reported value for – United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Arab Emirates Inflation Rate – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on March of 2016.


CalendarGMTReferenceActualPreviousConsensusForecast (i)
2016-01-2412:30 PMDec3.6%3.5%4.5%
2016-03-1611:00 AMJan2.55%3.6%3.7%
2016-03-2809:50 AMFeb2.2%2.55%3.6%
2016-04-2609:00 AMMar2.2%2.2%
2016-05-2609:00 AMApr2.3%
2016-06-2709:00 AMMay2.4%


United Arab Emirates PricesLastPreviousHighestLowestUnit
Inflation Rate2.202.5512.30-1.60percent[+]
Consumer Price Index CPI126.32126.63127.58107.75Index Points[+]
Food Inflation1.602.408.66-2.32percent[+]
Inflation Rate Mom-0.25-0.331.34-0.84percent[+]

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