UAE inflation to keep growing

13 Jul 2011

(MENAFN) Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said that inflationary pressure in the UAE would be expected to increase although dropping accommodation costs would probably indicate that living in the country was cheaper that any other place, reported The National.

The EIU added that between 2011 and 2015, inflation in the country would average 2.2 percent, whereas cost of living would go up notably due to the fall of the purchasing power of the Dirham.

It also said that increasing prices of grains, sugar and other basic items would indicate that this year inflation would average 2.5 percent.

It is worth noting that in response to global high food prices, the UAE Ministry of Economy has agreed with retailers to fix the prices of 400 commodities at 70 outlets in various emirates until the end of 2011.

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