Lebanon’s annual inflation rate increased to a three-month high of 211.43 percent in May of 2022 from April's five-month low of 206.24 percent, pointing to the highest level since February, as inflation accelerated for most components: housing & utilities (110.13 percent vs 103.86 percent), transport (515.36 percent vs 492.09 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (182.35 percent vs 174.87 percent), and health (468.27 percent vs 430.64 percent). Meanwhile, prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages continued to rise (363.78 percent vs 374.38 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 7.85 percent in May, the most in five months, accelerating from a 7.10 percent gain in the prior month. source: Central Administration of Statistics, Republic of Lebanon

Inflation Rate in Lebanon averaged 27.33 percent from 2008 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 239.69 percent in January of 2022 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 June of 2022.

Inflation Rate in Lebanon is expected to be 220.00 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 35.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Lebanon Inflation Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-20 05:00 AM Apr 206.24% 208.13% 200%
2022-06-20 01:00 AM May 211.43% 206.24% 205%
2022-07-20 02:00 AM Jun 211.43%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 211.43 206.24 percent May 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 1177.99 1092.21 points May 2022
Inflation Rate Mom 7.85 7.10 percent May 2022
CPI Transportation 2811.98 2496.61 points May 2022
CPI Housing Utilities 298.59 288.08 points May 2022
Food Inflation 363.78 374.38 percent May 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
211.43 206.24 239.69 -4.67 2008 - 2022 percent Monthly
2013=100

News Stream
Lebanon Inflation Rate at 3-Month High of 211.4%
Lebanon’s annual inflation rate increased to a three-month high of 211.43 percent in May of 2022 from April's five-month low of 206.24 percent, pointing to the highest level since February, as inflation accelerated for most components: housing & utilities (110.13 percent vs 103.86 percent), transport (515.36 percent vs 492.09 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (182.35 percent vs 174.87 percent), and health (468.27 percent vs 430.64 percent). Meanwhile, prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages continued to rise (363.78 percent vs 374.38 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 7.85 percent in May, the most in five months, accelerating from a 7.10 percent gain in the prior month.
2022-06-20
Lebanon Inflation Rate Eases to 5-Month Low
Lebanon’s annual inflation rate declined to 206.24 percent in April of 2022 from 208.13 percent in the previous month, pointing to the lowest level since last November, as inflation moderated for most components: food & non-alcoholic beverages (374.38 percent vs 390.39 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (174.87 percent vs 178.38 percent), and health (430.64 percent vs 441.22 percent). Meanwhile, cost accelerated for both housing & utilities (103.86 percent vs 99.71 percent), transport (492.09 percent vs 488.85 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 7.10 percent in April, accelerating from a 6.10 percent rise in the prior month.
2022-05-23
Lebanon Inflation Rate at 5-Month Low
Lebanon’s annual inflation rate fell to a five-month low of 208.13% in March of 2022 from 214.59% in the previous month, as inflation moderated for most components: food & non-alcoholic beverages (390.39% vs 396.00%), transport (488.85% vs 510.28%), furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (178.38% vs 214.84%). Meanwhile, cost accelerated for both housing & utilities (99.71% vs 95.61%), and health (441.22% vs 413.40%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 6.10% in March, rebounding sharply from a 3.13 percent drop in the prior month.
2022-04-22