The annual inflation rate in Bahrain stood at a six-month low of 0.1 percent in February of 2020, amid lower prices of housing & utilities (-0.4 percent vs -0.7 percent); recreation & culture (-5.2 percent vs 2.3 percent); communication (-2.4 percent vs -1.6 percent) and furnishings (-1.9 percent vs -2.2 percent). In addition, prices slowed mostly for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.8 percent vs 3.8 percent), transport (3.3 percent vs 3.5 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.9 percent vs 2.5 percent). In contrast, food inflation picked up (2.1 percent vs 0.2 percent), pushed up by prices fish & seafood (6.9 percent); vegetables (21.1 percent) and fats & oils (12.1 percent). Also, prices rebounded for restaurants & hotels (1.1 percent vs -0.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, after being flat in the previous month.

Inflation Rate in Bahrain averaged 2.05 percent from 2008 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 5.22 percent in January of 2009 and a record low of -2.06 percent in March of 2011. 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 April of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Bahrain is expected to be 1.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Bahrain to stand at 2.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bahrain Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.60 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Bahrain Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 0.10 5.22 -2.06 2008 - 2020 percent Monthly
April 2019=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-12-30 10:10 AM Nov 1.7% 1.9% 1.7%
2020-01-23 06:30 AM Dec 1.2% 1.7% 2%
2020-02-26 11:00 AM Jan 0.1% 1.2% 0.5%
2020-03-26 08:00 AM Feb 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
2020-04-27 10:00 AM Mar 0.1% 1.4%
2020-05-26 10:00 AM Apr
2020-06-26 10:00 AM May
2020-07-27 10:00 AM Jun 2.7%


News Stream
Bahrain Inflation Rate Steady at 6-Month Low of 0.1%
The annual inflation rate in Bahrain stood at a six-month low of 0.1 percent in February of 2020, amid lower prices of housing & utilities (-0.4 percent vs -0.7 percent); recreation & culture (-5.2 percent vs 2.3 percent); communication (-2.4 percent vs -1.6 percent) and furnishings (-1.9 percent vs -2.2 percent). In addition, prices slowed mostly for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.8 percent vs 3.8 percent), transport (3.3 percent vs 3.5 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.9 percent vs 2.5 percent). In contrast, food inflation picked up (2.1 percent vs 0.2 percent), pushed up by prices fish & seafood (6.9 percent); vegetables (21.1 percent) and fats & oils (12.1 percent). Also, prices rebounded for restaurants & hotels (1.1 percent vs -0.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, after being flat in the previous month.
2020-03-26
Bahrain Inflation Rate Eases to 6-Month Low in January
Bahrain's inflation rate eased to 0.1 percent year-on-year in January of 2020 from 1.2 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since July of 2019, as cost fell for housing & utilities cost (-0.7 percent vs -0.2 percent in December) and restaurants & hotels (-0.2 percent vs a flat reading) while prices slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.2 percent vs 2.7 percent in December); transport (3.5 percent vs 4.8 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (2.5 percent vs 4.5 percent). In contrast, recreation & culture cost rose faster (2.3 percent vs 0.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices showed no growth, after decreasing 0.9 percent in the prior month.
2020-02-26
Bahrain Inflation Rate Eases to 3-Month Low in December
Bahrain's inflation rate eased to 1.2 percent year-on-year in December of 2019 from 1.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since September, as cost fell for housing & utilities (-0.2 percent vs 1.1 percent in November); clothing & footwear (-10 percent vs -5.2 percent); furniture & household equipment (-1.3 percent vs -0.5 percent) and health (-1.4 percent vs -1.2 percent). In addition, prices advanced at a softer pace for recreation & culture (0.8 percent vs 1.1 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (7.3 percent vs 8.1 percent); communication (4.4 percent vs 4.7 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (4.5 percent vs 5.1 percent). On the other hand, cost rose faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.7 percent vs 2.5 percent) and transport (4.8 percent vs 4.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.9 percent, after a 0.2 percent decrease in November.
2020-01-23
Bahrain Inflation Rate Slows in November
Bahrain's consumer price inflation rate eased to 1.7 percent year-on-year in November 2019 from 1.9 percent in the previous month, as prices rose at softer pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.5 percent vs 4.3 percent), housing & utilities (1.1 percent vs 1.2 percent), and miscellaneous goods & services (5.1 percent vs 5.8 percent). Meantime, transport inflation picked up to 4.0 percent from 3.8 percent, and prices rebounded for both restaurants & hotels (0.9 percent vs flat reading) and recreation & culture (1.1 percent vs flat reading). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2 percent, after a 0.6 percent advance in October.
2019-12-30

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. .