Inflation Rate in Bahrain remained unchanged at 3.50 percent in May from 3.50 percent in April of 2022. source: Central Informatics Organisation - Kingdom of Bahrain

Inflation Rate in Bahrain averaged 1.61 percent from 2008 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 5.22 percent in January of 2009 and a record low of -3.60 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Bahrain Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Bahrain Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

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Bahrain Inflation Rate

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-04-27 01:00 PM Mar 3.9% 3.2% 3.4%
2022-05-27 03:00 PM Apr 3.5% 3.9% 3.8%
2022-07-01 03:00 PM May 3.5% 3.8%

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 3.50 3.50 percent May 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.10 99.60 points May 2022
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 -0.70 percent May 2022
CPI Transportation 108.60 108.70 points May 2022
CPI Housing Utilities 93.50 93.20 points May 2022
Food Inflation 9.70 10.60 percent Apr 2022

Bahrain Inflation Rate
In Bahrain, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 3.50 5.22 -3.60 2008 - 2022 percent Monthly
April 2019=100

News Stream
Bahrain Inflation Rate at 3-Month Low
Inflation Rate in Bahrain decreased to 3.50 percent in April of 2022, the lowest in three months from 3.90 percent in the previous month. Prices eased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (9.7 percent vs 10.6 percent in March), transport (6 percent vs 6.1 percent) and at restaurants and hotels (11 percent vs 13.4 percent). Additional downward pressure came from a decline in prices of housing and utilities (-1.3 percent vs -0.7 percent) and recreation and culture (-2.7 percent vs -2.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.7 percent compared to a 0.6 percent uptick in the previous month.
Bahrain March Inflation Rate Steepest since 2013
Bahrain’s annual inflation rate accelerated for the third straight month to 3.9% in March of 2022, from 3.2% in the prior month. It was the highest reading since December of 2013. Main upward pressure came from prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (10.6% vs 12.1% in February); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (12.5% vs 13.6%); restaurants and hotels (13.4% vs 13.1%) and transport (6.1% vs 2.7%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.6%, after increasing 0.1% in the previous month.
Bahrain Inflation Rate at 4-Year High of 3.1%
Consumer prices in Bahrain surged 3.1 percent year-on-year in January of 2022, shifting sharply from a 0.4 percent fall in December 2021. It was the highest annual inflation rate since February 2018, amid a sharp rebound in transport prices (4.9 percent vs -2 percent in December), and a strong pickup in cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (9.5% vs 3.3%). Additional upward pressures also came from furnishings (2.8 percent vs 0.3 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (13.5 percent vs 0.6 percent), miscellaneous goods & services (3.7 percent vs 0.2 percent), and recreation & culture (0.7 percent vs -7.2 percent). By contrast, prices dropped further for both housing & utilities (-1.0 percent vs -1.5 percent) and health (-1.1 percent vs -0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 2.3 percent, after a flat reading in the prior month.