Kuwait - Wholesale Price Index

Kuwait: Wholesale Price Index

Mnemonic WPI.IKWT
Unit Index 2007=100, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.15 %
Data Dec 2019 137.9
Nov 2019 137.7

Series Information

Source Central Bank of Kuwait
Release Wholesale Price Index
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 1/31/1973
End Date 12/31/2019

Kuwait: Price

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Consumer Price Index (CPI) Dec 2019 115.2 115 Index 2013=100, NSA Monthly
Wholesale Price Index Dec 2019 137.9 137.7 Index 2007=100, NSA Monthly
Producer Price Index (PPI) Mar 2017 120.99 120.9 Index 2005=100 Monthly

Release Information

The Statistics and Census Sector, a branch of the Ministry of Planning, compiles and disseminates the wholesale price index.

The wholesale price index in Kuwait covers the entire country of Kuwait. The weights were determined on the basis of imports and domestic production for the reference years. The basket of goods used in calculating the index contains 469 items representing nine groups of commodities, and prices are collected from about 250 different sources distributed throughout the country on a monthly basis. The major commodity groups in their order of importance are:

Category/Relative Weight in the WPI

Manufacturing: 93.9%
Fabricated metal products: 9.2%
Machinery & equipment: 28.3%
Food, beverage, & tobacco: 13.1%
Textiles & leather products: 12.6%
Nonmetallic mineral products: 9.5%
Chemicals & chemical products: 9.3%
Paper & paper products: 1.6%
Wood & wood products: 3.0%
Basic metal products: 6.4%
Other manufacturing products: 0.9%

Agriculture, livestock and fishing: 5.3%

Mining (quarrying and other mining): 0.8%

Total: 100.0%

 Data are subject to revisions.