Lebanon Inflation Rate  2008-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Lebanon rose 4.3 percent year-on-year in May of 2017, following a 4.4 percent gain in the prior month. It was the lowest inflation rate since December of 2016, as prices rose at a slower pace for transport (4.1 percent vs 5.3 percent in April), housing (4.6 percent vs 5.6 percent) and clothing and footwear (15.1 percent vs 15.4 percent). In contrast, cost accelerated for food and non-alcoholic beverages (5.3 percent vs 4.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.05 percent. Inflation Rate in Lebanon averaged 2.11 percent from 2008 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11.10 percent in October of 2012 and a record low of -4.67 percent in September of 2015.

Lebanon Inflation Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-21 01:35 PM Mar 5.12% 4.93% 4.3%
2017-05-22 07:45 AM Apr 4.4% 5.12% 4.6%
2017-06-21 07:05 AM May 4.3% 4.4% 4.2%
2017-07-23 08:00 AM Jun 4.3% 4.3%
2017-08-21 08:00 AM Jul 4.6%
2017-09-21 08:00 AM Aug 5.1%




Lebanon Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.30 4.40 11.10 -4.67 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 99.77 99.66 101.76 76.72 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.05 0.12 1.60 -2.18 percent [+]
Food Inflation 5.34 4.40 15.08 -3.30 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 89.22 89.71 110.89 81.70 Index Points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 97.99 98.43 103.44 62.44 Index Points [+]


Lebanon Inflation Rate Notes

In Lebanon, the most important categories in the consumer price index are housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (28.5 percent of the total weight) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (20.6 percent of the total weight) and transport (13.1 percent). The index also includes: health (7.8 percent); education (5.9 percent); clothing and footwear (5.4 percent) and communication (4.6 percent). Furnishings, alcoholic beverages and tobacco, recreation and cultural activities, hotels, restaurants and other goods and services account for the remaining 14 percent of total weight. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lebanon Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Lebanon Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.30 4.40 11.10 -4.67 2008 - 2017 percent Monthly
2013=100



inflation rate by Country

Last
Australia 2.10 Mar/17
Brazil 3.60 May/17
Canada 1.30 May/17
China 1.50 May/17
Euro Area 1.40 May/17
France 0.80 May/17
Germany 1.50 May/17
India 2.18 May/17
Indonesia 4.33 May/17
Italy 1.40 May/17
Japan 0.40 Apr/17
Mexico 6.16 May/17
Netherlands 1.10 May/17
Russia 4.10 May/17
South Korea 2.00 May/17
Spain 1.90 May/17
Switzerland 0.50 May/17
Turkey 11.72 May/17
United Kingdom 2.90 May/17
United States 1.90 May/17