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Egypt Consumer Prices (Jan. 2023)

Egypt’s headline inflation rate climbed from 21.3% y/y in December to 25.8% y/y in January, its fastest pace since November 2017, on the back of the recent large falls in the pound. This adds to our view that the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) will need to resume its tightening cycle and deliver 250bp of rate hikes, to 18.75%, in the coming months.

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