Bahrain's annual inflation rate increased to 2 percent in December of 2018 from 0.7 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since July, as prices rose faster for: transport (15.5 percent from 10.0 percent in November); miscellaneous goods & services (1 percent from 0.7 percent) and health (6 percent from 5.6 percent); restaurants (0.7 percent from 0.4 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (35.7 percent from 35.2 percent). In addition, cost rebounded for housing & utilities (4.1 percent from -0.1 percent) while prices went up at a softer pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.1 percent from 2.5 percent). On the other hand, cost continued to fall for clothing & footwear (-1.3 percent from -1.6 percent); furniture & household equipment (-5 percent from -5.6 percent) and recreation & culture (-10.3 percent from -10.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.4 percent, after showing no growth in November. Inflation Rate in Bahrain averaged 2.18 percent from 2008 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 5.22 percent in January of 2009 and a record low of -2.06 percent in March of 2011.

Inflation Rate in Bahrain is expected to be 3.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Bahrain to stand at 3.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bahrain Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-22 03:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.8% 1.9% 2.8%
2018-11-21 08:10 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.5% 0.8% 2.9%
2018-12-20 05:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.7% 0.5% 2.9%
2019-01-21 09:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2% 0.7% 0.9%
2019-02-21 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2% 2.2%
2019-03-21 07:55 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2019-04-19 06:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.1%


Bahrain Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.00 0.70 5.22 -2.06 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 130.90 131.40 133.10 104.04 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 101.26 101.12 131.30 88.58 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.40 0.00 5.60 -5.64 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 119.00 118.90 119.00 87.80 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 136.40 137.40 137.70 100.01 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.10 2.50 8.90 -7.10 percent [+]


Bahrain Inflation Rate

In Bahrain, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods. . This page provides the latest reported value for - Bahrain Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Bahrain Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 0.70 5.22 -2.06 2008 - 2018 percent Monthly
2006=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 48.90 Jan/19
Australia 1.80 Dec/18
Brazil 3.78 Jan/19
Canada 2.00 Dec/18
China 1.70 Jan/19
Euro Area 1.40 Jan/19
France 1.20 Jan/19
Germany 1.40 Jan/19
India 2.05 Jan/19
Indonesia 2.82 Jan/19
Italy 0.90 Jan/19
Japan 0.30 Dec/18
Mexico 4.37 Jan/19
Netherlands 2.20 Jan/19
Russia 5.00 Jan/19
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Dec/18
Singapore 0.50 Dec/18
South Africa 4.50 Dec/18
South Korea 0.80 Jan/19
Spain 1.00 Jan/19
Switzerland 0.60 Jan/19
Turkey 20.35 Jan/19
United Kingdom 1.80 Jan/19
United States 1.60 Jan/19


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