Egyptian consumer price inflation jumps to 6.6% in September
The rate remains well within the target range of between 5 percent and 9 percent set by the central bank, which meets on October 28 to decide interest rates.
"Monthly inflation is higher than we had anticipated. It's mainly explained by the jump in vegetable and meat prices. The food index is up 3.5 percent month on month," said Allen Sandeep from investment house Naeem Brokerage.
The central bank held rates steady at its last meeting on September 16, saying that global financial conditions continued to be "accommodative".
Egypt's fuel pricing committee also raised domestic prices in a quarterly review on Friday.