The annual inflation rate in Brunei increased to a 7-month high of 1.9 percent in August 2021 from 1.5 percent in July, due to faster rises in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.1% vs 1.9%), restaurants and hotels (1.4% vs 1.2%), health (1.0% vs 0.8%), and miscellaneous goods and services (0.7% vs 0.3%). Also, there was a rebound in prices of clothing & footwear (2.8% vs -6.1%), while transport cost went up further (7.0% vs 7.5%). By contrast, prices fell for recreation & culture (-0.1% vs 0.3%), housing (-0.3% vs -0.2%), furnishing (-1.3% vs -2.0%), and communication (-0.01% vs -0.05%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent in August, rebounding from a 0.2 percent drop in July. source: Department of Economic Planning and Development, Brunei

Inflation Rate in Brunei averaged 0.62 percent from 2007 until 2021, 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. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Brunei is expected to be 2.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Brunei Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.50 percent in 2022 and 2.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Brunei Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-07 04:30 AM Jan -0.1% 0.05% 0.2%
2019-03-29 12:30 AM Feb -0.2% -0.1%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 1.90 1.50 percent Aug/21
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 -0.20 percent Aug/21
Food Inflation 2.10 1.90 percent Aug/21
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.60 102.40 points Aug/21

News Stream
Brunei Inflation Rate at 7-Month High of 1.9%
The annual inflation rate in Brunei increased to a 7-month high of 1.9 percent in August 2021 from 1.5 percent in July, due to faster rises in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.1% vs 1.9%), restaurants and hotels (1.4% vs 1.2%), health (1.0% vs 0.8%), and miscellaneous goods and services (0.7% vs 0.3%). Also, there was a rebound in prices of clothing & footwear (2.8% vs -6.1%), while transport cost went up further (7.0% vs 7.5%). By contrast, prices fell for recreation & culture (-0.1% vs 0.3%), housing (-0.3% vs -0.2%), furnishing (-1.3% vs -2.0%), and communication (-0.01% vs -0.05%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent in August, rebounding from a 0.2 percent drop in July.
2021-11-11
Brunei Inflation Rate Eases in July
The annual inflation rate in Brunei slowed to 1.5 percent in July 2021 from June's 3-month high of 1.7 percent, amid a softer rise in prices of both restaurants and hotels (1.2% vs 1.5%) and recreation & culture (0.3% vs 0.4%). In addition, cost fell further for housing (-0.2% vs -0.2%), clothing & footwear (-6.1% vs -0.3%), furnishing (-2.0% vs -1.6%), and communication (-0.05% vs -0.02%). By contrast, inflation was steady for health (at 0.8%) and miscellaneous goods and services (at 0.3%). At the same time, prices continued to increase for both food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.9% vs 0.9%) and transport (7.5% vs 6.7%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were down 0.2 percent in July, reversing from a 0.6 percent rise in June.
2021-09-27
Brunei Inflation Rate at 3-Month High of 1.7%
The annual inflation rate in Brunei increased to a 3-month high of 1.7 percent in June 2021 from May's 15-month low of 1.1 percent, due mainly to a faster rise in prices of both food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.6% vs 0.9%) and transport (7.0% vs 6.7%). Also, prices advanced more for health (0.8% vs 0.7%), restaurant and hotels (1.5% vs 0.7%), while those of miscellaneous goods and services rebounded (0.3% vs -0.3%). Meanwhile, prices of recreation & culture rose further (0.4% vs 0.5%). In addition, prices fell softer for clothing & footwear (-0.3% vs -5.0%), furnishing (-1.6% vs -2.6%), and communication (-0.02% vs -0.2%). Meantime, housing prices continued to drop (-0.2% vs -0.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.6 percent in June, the most in 9 months, reversing from a 0.1 percent fall in May.
2021-08-26

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).