Consumer prices in Brunei declined by 0.8 percent year-on-year in August 2019, the eighth straight month of drop, after a 0.5 percent fall in the prior month. Prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages fell 1.2 percent year-on-year in August, steeper than a 0.6 in July, mainly due to rice and cereals (2.8%), meat (1.1%) and fish & seafood (1.7%). Also, there were decreases in cost of transport (-3.5% vs -4.2%), housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels(-2% vs -2%), miscellaneous goods & services (-0.7% vs 0.1%), furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (-1.3% vs -0.9%), and clothing & footwear (-6.2% vs -0.7%). At the same time, cost slowed a bit for both restaurants & hotels (4.6% vs 4.7%) and recreation & culture (2.6% vs 2.7%). Meanwhile, inflation was unchanged for health (at 1%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.3 percent in August, following a 0.5 percent rise in July. Inflation Rate in Brunei averaged 0.50 percent from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 3.59 percent in October of 2008 and a record low of -1.60 percent in December of 2016.

Inflation Rate in Brunei is expected to be -0.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Brunei to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brunei Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-11 12:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Nov 0.2% -0.02%
2019-02-11 12:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Dec 0.05% 0.2% 0.3%
2019-03-07 04:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jan -0.1% 0.05% 0.2%
2019-03-29 12:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Febr -0.2% -0.1%


Brunei Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.80 -0.50 3.59 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.30 0.50 1.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Food Inflation -1.20 -0.60 8.34 -2.41 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 98.60 98.90 100.70 98.40 Index Points [+]


Brunei Inflation Rate

In Brunei, the most important categories in the consumer price index are food and non-alcoholic beverages (19 percent of the total weight) and transport (18.8 percent). The index also includes: housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (11 percent); furnishings, household equipment and routine (11 percent); recreation and cultural activities (9.1 percent); hotels and restaurants (8.8 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (6.5 percent); communication (6.0 percent); clothing and footwear (4.2 percent); education (3.9 percent) and health (1.3 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Brunei Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brunei Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.80 -0.50 3.59 -1.60 2007 - 2019 percent Monthly
2010=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 53.60 Aug/19
Australia 1.60 Jun/19
Brazil 2.89 Sep/19
Canada 1.90 Aug/19
China 3.00 Sep/19
Euro Area 0.90 Sep/19
France 0.90 Sep/19
Germany 1.20 Sep/19
India 3.99 Sep/19
Indonesia 3.39 Sep/19
Italy 0.40 Sep/19
Japan 0.30 Aug/19
Mexico 3.00 Sep/19
Netherlands 2.60 Sep/19
Russia 4.00 Sep/19
Saudi Arabia -1.10 Aug/19
Singapore 0.50 Aug/19
South Africa 4.30 Aug/19
South Korea -0.40 Sep/19
Spain 0.10 Sep/19
Switzerland 0.10 Sep/19
Turkey 9.26 Sep/19
United Kingdom 1.70 Aug/19
United States 1.70 Sep/19


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