CAIRO – 10 May 2022: The annual core inflation rate recorded 11.9 percent in April 2022, compared to 10.1 percent in March 2022, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) said in a statement Tuesday.
The Consumer Price Index in Egypt has recorded a monthly rate of 2.4 percent in April, compared to 0.7 percent for the same month last year, and to 3.1 percent in March 2022, the statement added.
Core inflation discounts or strips out certain categories that are considered more volatile.
Egypt’s annual consumer price inflation recorded 14.9 percent in April 2022, compared to 4.4 percent in the same month of 2021, state-statistics body said Tuesday.
In March, Egypt’s annual consumer price inflation recorded 12.1 percent.
As for urban inflation, it surged in April to 13.1 percent, compared to 10.5 percent in March.
On a monthly basis, inflation recorded 129 points in April 2022, recording a 3.7 percent increase compared to March 2022, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said.
CAPMAS attributed the increase in inflation to the increase in the prices of the vegetables group by 32 percent, the fish and seafood group by 12.1 percent, the fruit group by 11.9 percent, the meat and pourtly group by 5.4 percent, the cereals and bread group by 3.6 percent, and dairy, cheese and eggs group by 1.3 percent.
This is in addition to an increase in the ready-made clothes group by 4.5 percent, electricity, gas and other fuels group by 1.6 percent, the calculated rent group for housing by 0.9 percent, the group of goods and services used in home maintenance by 2.4 percent.
The group spent on private transportation also increased by 2.9 percent, the ready-made meal group by 2.4 percent, and the personal care group by 2.5 percent..
The Central Bank of Egypt aims to achieve an inflation rate of 7 percent (±2) percentage points on average during the fourth quarter of 2022.