Lebanon's consumer price inflation slowed to six-month low of 6.27 percent year-on-year in October of 2018 from 6.53 percent in the previous month. Inflation eased for: housing & utilities (7.87 pct vs 8.16 pct in September); clothing & footwear (16.55 pct vs 21.44 pct); health (2.54 pct vs 2.59 pct), and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.83 pct vs 1.98 pct). Meanwhile, prices increased at faster pace for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.33 pct vs 5.30 pct); transport (9.19 pct vs 8.81 pct); household goods & furnishings (2.62 pct vs 2.10 pct); recreation & culture (6.16 pct vs 5.94 pct); miscellaneous goods & services (2.26 pct vs 2.19 pct), and education (5.40 pct vs 4.13 pct). On the other hand, inflation was steady for communication (at 0.89 pct). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1.13 percent, accelerating from a 0.44 percent gain in September. Inflation Rate in Lebanon averaged 2.62 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.

Inflation Rate in Lebanon is expected to be 5.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Lebanon to stand at 3.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Lebanon Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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%
2018-10-22 09:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6.5% 6.7% 6.4%
2018-11-22 03:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6.27% 6.5% 5.9%
2018-12-21 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6.27% 5.6%
2019-01-23 04:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.40%
2019-02-22 03:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY


Lebanon Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.27 6.53 11.10 -4.67 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 108.89 107.68 108.89 76.72 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.13 0.44 1.60 -2.18 percent [+]
Food Inflation 5.33 5.30 15.08 -3.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 108.72 108.18 108.72 62.44 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 99.18 98.57 110.89 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.27 6.53 11.10 -4.67 2008 - 2018 percent Monthly
2013=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 45.50 Oct/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 4.05 Nov/18
Canada 2.40 Oct/18
China 2.20 Nov/18
Euro Area 2.00 Nov/18
France 1.90 Nov/18
Germany 2.30 Nov/18
India 3.31 Oct/18
Indonesia 3.23 Nov/18
Italy 1.70 Nov/18
Japan 1.40 Oct/18
Mexico 4.72 Nov/18
Netherlands 2.00 Nov/18
Russia 3.80 Nov/18
Saudi Arabia 2.40 Oct/18
Singapore 0.70 Oct/18
South Africa 5.10 Oct/18
South Korea 2.00 Nov/18
Spain 1.70 Nov/18
Switzerland 0.90 Nov/18
Turkey 21.62 Nov/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
United States 2.50 Oct/18


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