Table ( 5 ):  Inflation in Consumer Prices 
(Percent Change)
      Year on Year Quarterly 1/               Year on Year Monthly 2/
Jan-Mar 04 July-Sep 2004 Oct-Dec 2004 Jan-Mar 2005 Apr-Jun 2005 July-Sep 2005 يوليو-04 ###### يناير-05 فبراير-05 مارس-05 ابريل-05 مايو-05 Jun-05 Jul-05 Aug-05 Sep-05 Oct-05
CPI Inflation    16.9 17.8 7.4 4.8 4.2 12.0 11.4 9.6 6.9 5.7 4.7 5.0 4.7 4.3 4.7 3.7 3.1
Food & Beverages     10.8 10.7 3.2 4.2 5.4 11.9 9.3 11.2 5.0 4.3 3.7 4.8 4.1 5.1 6.0 5.3 3.2
Tobacco   30.4 30.4 18.4 0.0 0.0 30.4 30.4 30.4 30.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Clothing & Footwear   10.1 10.0 5.1 5.2 5.1 10.3 10.1 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2
Housing, Water, Electricity and Fuel    2.5 4.7 5.1 5.2 3.0 2.4 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.2 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.1
Furniture and Equipment and Maintenance    13.3 9.4 8.1 0.7 0.7 13.5 9.4 8.1 8.1 8.1 0.9 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8
Medical Care    8.6 7.4 6.1 4.2 3.3 8.6 5.8 5.8 5.8 7.0 4.2 4.2 4.2 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2
Transportation Expenditures   5.2 8.7 8.2 6.2 4.4 3.5 8.7 8.7 8.7 7.1 6.9 6.3 5.6 6.1 6.1 1.0 1.0
Communication   24.2 23.9 46.8 45.9 17.0 24.4 23.8 47.0 47.0 46.2 46.2 45.7 45.7 16.9 16.9 17.3 17.3
Entertainment   1.3 1.1 1.0 0.2 0.6 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Education    4.7 8.6 8.6 8.1 4.5 2.7 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.1 8.1 8.1 6.9 6.9 0.0 4.6
Hotels and Restaurants   4.3 3.5 3.5 2.7 0.0 4.3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.7 2.7 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Miscellaneous   3.7 4.1 4.1 1.1 0.7 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 3.8 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.4
Source: CAPMAS.
1/ Change in index over the same quarter in the previous year.
2/ Change in index for the same month in the previous year .
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Sources: CAPMAS, World Bank and IMF.
1/ Calculated as average inflation for Egypt ( - ) the peer group average inflation.
2/ Based on World Bank income classification. Excludes countries with inflation observations of more than 100 percent whereas the data for Cuba, Iraq, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, West Bank and Gaza is not available. Median inflation for peer group is used. 
3/ Includes Salvador, India, Jordan, Morocco, The Philippines and Turkey.