Kuwait - Consumer Price Index (CPI)





Kuwait: Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Mnemonic CPI.IKWT
Unit Index 2013=100, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.27 %
Data Dec 2018 113.5
Nov 2018 113.2

Series Information

Source Central Bank of Kuwait
Release Consumer Price Index
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1973
End Date 12/31/2018

Kuwait: Price

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Consumer Price Index (CPI) Dec 2018 113.5 113.2 Index 2013=100, NSA Monthly
Wholesale Price Index Dec 2018 136.9 136.8 Index 2007=100, NSA Monthly
Producer Price Index (PPI) Mar 2017 120.99 120.9 Index 2005=100 Monthly

Release Information

Consumer price index for Kuwait, detailed by COICOP. Monthly, all-items from 1973 and components from 2000.

The Consumer Price Index covers the entire country of Kuwait. The weights used to compile the Consumer Price Index are based on data from the Household Expenditure Survey. The basket contains about items representing eight major categories of household expenditure, according to COICOP. The weights for the major commodity groups in their order of importance are:

  • Food: 18.3%
  • Housing: 26.7%
  • Transport and communication: 16.1%
  • Household goods and services: 14.7%
  • Clothing and footwear: 8.9%
  • Other goods and services: 9.9%
  • Education and medical care: 4.7%
  • Beverage and tobacco: 0.7%

Data for most items are collected monthly, except for services, which are collected every three months, and rents, which are collected annually.

Yes.

The dataset underwent rebasing and reweighting in 2014 and 2017.

At the Kuwait Central Statistical Bureau:

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