2012/2013 Egypt Household Income, Expenditure, and Consumption Survey

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This series of Egypt Household, Income, Expenditure, and Consumption Surveys (HIECS) was started in 1955. Eleven subsequent surveys have been conducted since then in the following years: 1958, 1964, 1974, 1981, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2004, 2008, 2010, and 2012.

The HIECS is of great importance among other household surveys conducted by statistical agencies in various countries around the world. This survey provides a large amount of data to rely on in measuring the living standards of households and individuals, as well as establishing databases that serve in measuring poverty, designing social assistance programs, and providing necessary weights to compile consumer price indices, considered to be an important indicator to assess inflation.

The 2012/2013 sampled 24,863 housholds in urban and rural areas. 

An overview of previous surveys and the goals of the 2012/2013 survey are available here.

Technical documents including methodology are located here.

Source / Citation: 
OAMDI, 2014. Harmonized Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (HHIES), http://www.erf.org.eg/cms.php?id=erfdataportal. Version 2.0 of Licensed Data Files; HIECS 2012/2013 - Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). Egypt: Economic Research Forum (ERF). 
First released on: 
1 Aug, 2014 
Last version on: 
1 Aug, 2014 
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