Lebanon Inflation Rate  2008-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Annual inflation rate in Lebanon decreased to 6.7 percent in August of 2018 from 7.6 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since May, as prices slowed for housing & utilities (8.6 percent from 9.3 percent in July), particularly water, electricity, gas & other fuels (14.6 percent from 17 percent). Additionally, cost went up at a softer pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.6 percent from 6 percent); transport (11.4 percent from 12.9 percent); health (4.4 percent from 5.9 percent); clothing & footwear (10.8 percent from 14.6 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (2.3 percent from 2.5 percent); furniture & household equipment (1.9 percent from 2.9 percent) and restaurant & hotels (3.3 percent from 3.5 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for education (4.1 percent, the same as in July); communication (1 percent) and recreation & culture (7.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, after a 0.2 percent drop in July. Inflation Rate in Lebanon averaged 2.55 percent from 2008 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-24 03:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.6% 6.5% 6.1%
2018-08-21 03:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.6% 7.6% 7.4%
2018-09-21 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6.7% 7.6% 7.8%
2018-10-23 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6.7% 6.4%
2018-11-22 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.9%
2018-12-21 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.6%


Lebanon Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.70 7.57 11.10 -4.67 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 107.20 106.96 107.20 76.72 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.23 -0.22 1.60 -2.18 percent [+]
Food Inflation 5.60 5.96 15.08 -3.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 107.70 107.06 107.70 62.44 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 99.04 99.11 110.89 81.70 Index Points [+]


Lebanon Inflation Rate

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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.70 7.57 11.10 -4.67 2008 - 2018 percent Monthly
2013=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
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Australia 2.10 Jun/18
Brazil 4.53 Sep/18
Canada 2.20 Sep/18
China 2.50 Sep/18
Euro Area 2.10 Sep/18
France 2.20 Sep/18
Germany 2.30 Sep/18
India 3.77 Sep/18
Indonesia 2.88 Sep/18
Italy 1.40 Sep/18
Japan 1.20 Sep/18
Mexico 5.02 Sep/18
Netherlands 1.90 Sep/18
Russia 3.40 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Aug/18
Singapore 0.70 Aug/18
South Africa 4.90 Aug/18
South Korea 1.90 Sep/18
Spain 2.30 Sep/18
Switzerland 1.00 Sep/18
Turkey 24.52 Sep/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Sep/18
United States 2.30 Sep/18


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