Lebanon's consumer price inflation rate jumped to 137.8 percent year-on-year in August 2021, the highest since March, from 123.4 percent in the previous month, due mainly to a faster rise in prices of housing (47.4 percent vs 40.9 percent), food (290.4 percent vs 248.1 percent) and transportation (290.6 percent vs 252.6 percent), amid further depreciation of the Lebanese pound. Also, prices increased more for clothing and footwear (205.5 percent vs 184.2 percent), restaurant and hotels (281.8 percent vs 245.8 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (128.5 percent vs 136.4 percent). Meanwhile, prices continued to rise for furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (147.6 percent vs 179.0 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (128.5 percent vs 136.4 percent) and recreation, amusement, and culture (115.1 percent vs 115.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 10.3 percent in August, easing from a 24.1 percent rise in July. source: Central Administration of Statistics, Republic of Lebanon

Inflation Rate in Lebanon averaged 15.69 percent from 2008 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 157.90 percent in March of 2021 and a record low of -4.67 percent in September of 2015. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Lebanon is expected to be 44.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Lebanon Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 15.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Lebanon Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-23 02:15 AM May 119.8% 121.7%
2021-07-20 02:00 AM Jun 100.64% 119.8% 110%
2021-09-16 01:30 AM Jul 123.43% 100.64% 95%
2021-09-22 01:45 AM Aug 137.75% 123.43% 140%
2021-11-12 10:00 AM Sep 137.75%
2021-12-02 10:00 AM Oct
2021-12-20 10:00 AM Nov


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Lebanon Inflation Rate Rises to 5-Month High
Lebanon's consumer price inflation rate jumped to 137.8 percent year-on-year in August 2021, the highest since March, from 123.4 percent in the previous month, due mainly to a faster rise in prices of housing (47.4 percent vs 40.9 percent), food (290.4 percent vs 248.1 percent) and transportation (290.6 percent vs 252.6 percent), amid further depreciation of the Lebanese pound. Also, prices increased more for clothing and footwear (205.5 percent vs 184.2 percent), restaurant and hotels (281.8 percent vs 245.8 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (128.5 percent vs 136.4 percent). Meanwhile, prices continued to rise for furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (147.6 percent vs 179.0 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (128.5 percent vs 136.4 percent) and recreation, amusement, and culture (115.1 percent vs 115.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 10.3 percent in August, easing from a 24.1 percent rise in July.
2021-09-22
Lebanon Inflation Rate at 3-Month High of 123.4%
Lebanon's consumer price inflation rate surged to 123.43 percent year-on-year in July 2021, the highest since March, from 100.6 percent in the previous month, due mainly to a faster rise in prices of housing (40.9 percent vs 38.0 percent), food (248.1 percent vs 221.8 percent) and transportation (252.6 percent vs 195.4 percent), amid sharp depreciation of the Lebanese pound. At the same time, prices advanced more for clothing and footwear (184.2 percent vs 172.1 percent), restaurant and hotels (245.8 percent vs 237.0 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (136.4 percent vs 125.7 percent) and recreation, amusement, and culture (115.2 percent vs 108.6 percent). Meantime, furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance prices continued to increase (179.0 percent vs 196.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 24.1 percent in July, the most in 15 months, accelerating from a 9.7 percent rise in June.
2021-09-16
Lebanon Inflation Rate at 12-Month Low of 100.6%
Lebanon's consumer price inflation rate declined to 100.6 percent year-on-year in June 2021, the lowest since June last year, from 119.8 percent in the previous month, due mainly to a softer rise in prices of both food (221.8 percent vs 226.1 percent) and transportation (195.4 percent vs 255.8 percent). Also, prices increased less for clothing and footwear (172.1 percent vs 302.8 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (196.0 percent vs 446.4 percent), restaurant and hotels (237.0 percent vs 293.9 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (125.7 percent vs 219.1 percent) and recreation, amusement, and culture (108.6 percent vs 166.2 percent). Meanwhile, prices of housing continued to rise (38.0 percent vs 34.7 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 9.7 percent in June, the most in 11 months, accelerating from a 6.1 percent gain in May.
2021-07-20
Lebanon Inflation Rate Eases to 10-Month Low
Lebanon's consumer price inflation rate fell to 119.8 percent year-on-year in May 2021, the lowest since last July, from 121.7 percent in the previous month, as food inflation slowed to a 12-month low of 226.1 percent in May from 228.6 percent in April. Also, prices increased softer for clothing and footwear (302.8 percent vs 337.0 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (446.4 percent vs 501.4 percent), restaurant and hotels (293.9 percent vs 400.6 percent), and miscellaneous goods and services (219.1 percent vs 299.9 percent). Meanwhile, prices rose more for housing (34.7 percent vs 32.4 percent), transportation (255.8 percent vs 239.5 percent), and recreation, amusement, and culture (166.2 percent vs 165.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 6.1 percent in May, easing from a 7.8 percent gain in April.
2021-06-23

Lebanon Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Inflation Rate 137.75 percent Aug/21 123.43 157.90 -4.67
Consumer Price Index CPI 567.65 points Aug/21 514.89 567.65 76.72
Inflation Rate Mom 10.25 percent Aug/21 24.08 25.36 -2.18
Food Inflation 290.40 percent Aug/21 248.13 441.00 -3.30
CPI Transportation 782.72 points Aug/21 666.75 782.72 81.70
CPI Housing Utilities 177.23 points Aug/21 168.39 177.23 62.44


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.