Consumer prices in Qatar showed no growth from a year earlier in August of 2019, after a 0.6 percent fall in the previous month. Cost rebounded for transport (2.3 percent vs -0.4 percent in July) while prices advanced faster for food & beverages (1.9 percent vs 0.6 percent); restaurant & hotels (1.3 percent vs 1.2 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (4.4 percent vs 2.6 percent). Meantime, prices continued to decrease for housing & utilities (-2.2 percent vs -2.6 percent); recreation & culture (-8.3 percent vs -12 percent) and furniture & household equipment (-0.1 percent, the same as in July). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1.2 percent, recovering from a 0.2 percent decline in July. Inflation Rate in Qatar averaged 2.44 percent from 2005 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 16.59 percent in June of 2008 and a record low of -9.96 percent in December of 2009.

Inflation Rate in Qatar is expected to be 0.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Qatar to stand at 2.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Qatar Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-12 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY May -0.7% -0.4% -0.6%
2019-07-16 09:25 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jun -0.4% -0.7% -0.3%
2019-08-09 01:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY Jul -0.6% -0.4% -0.4%
2019-09-17 01:50 PM Inflation Rate YoY Aug 0% -0.6% -0.7%
2019-10-15 02:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY Sep 0% 0.5%
2019-11-18 03:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY Oct 0.4%
2019-12-13 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Nov


Qatar Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.00 -0.60 16.59 -9.96 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 109.47 108.22 109.47 92.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 75.10 69.40 207.50 69.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.90 0.60 5.80 -3.80 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 104.81 105.16 125.50 93.00 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 132.18 128.35 132.18 83.70 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.20 -0.20 1.20 -1.52 percent [+]
Producer Prices 61.10 62.00 104.50 42.30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -16.50 -11.80 40.20 -44.40 percent [+]


Qatar Inflation Rate

In Qatar, the main components of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) are: rent, fuel and energy (21.9 percent), transport and communication (14.6 percent), entertainment, recreation and culture (12.7 percent) and food, beverages and tobacco (12.58 percent). The index also includes: furniture, textiles and home appliances (7.7 percent), restaurants and hotels (6.1 percent), communication (5.9 percent), education (5.75 percent) miscellaneous goods and services (5.7 percent) and clothing and footwear (5.1 percent). The national index has a base of 100 as of 2013. This page provides the latest reported value for - Qatar Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Qatar Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.00 -0.60 16.59 -9.96 2005 - 2019 percent Monthly
2013=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 53.60 Aug/19
Australia 1.60 Jun/19
Brazil 2.89 Sep/19
Canada 1.90 Aug/19
China 2.80 Aug/19
Euro Area 0.90 Sep/19
France 0.90 Sep/19
Germany 1.20 Sep/19
India 3.99 Sep/19
Indonesia 3.39 Sep/19
Italy 0.40 Sep/19
Japan 0.30 Aug/19
Mexico 3.00 Sep/19
Netherlands 2.60 Sep/19
Russia 4.00 Sep/19
Saudi Arabia -1.10 Aug/19
Singapore 0.50 Aug/19
South Africa 4.30 Aug/19
South Korea -0.40 Sep/19
Spain 0.10 Sep/19
Switzerland 0.10 Sep/19
Turkey 9.26 Sep/19
United Kingdom 1.70 Aug/19
United States 1.70 Sep/19


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