Consumer prices in Brunei edged down 0.1 percent year-on-year in November of 2019, the eleventh month of drop, after a 0.3 percent fall in the previous month. Food prices decreased 0.6 percent, following a 0.7 percent decline in October, mainly due to lower prices prices of rice and cereals (-3.6 percent), fish and seafood (-2.1 percent), oil and fats (-2.8 percent), fruits (-1.5 percent) and sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery (-0.4 percent). Also, cost fell for transport (-4 percent vs -3.7 percent) and housing & utilities (-1.6 percent vs -1.7 percent). Meanwhile, inflation edged higher for recreation & culture (1.9 percent vs 1.7 percent); restaurants & hotels (5.1 percent vs 5 percent) and furnishings (2.4 percent vs 1.2 percent) and health (0.7 percent vs 0.6 percent).On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent compared to a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Brunei averaged 0.48 percent from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 3.59 percent in October of 2008 and a record low of -1.60 percent in December of 2016.

Inflation Rate in Brunei is expected to be 0.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Brunei to stand at 0.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brunei Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Brunei Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 -0.30 3.59 -1.60 2007 - 2019 percent Monthly
2010=100



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-11 12:30 AM Nov 0.2% -0.02%
2019-02-11 12:30 AM Dec 0.05% 0.2% 0.3%
2019-03-07 04:30 AM Jan -0.1% 0.05% 0.2%
2019-03-29 12:30 AM Feb -0.2% -0.1%


News Stream
2019-12-06
Brunei Consumer Prices Drop for 9th Month
Consumer prices in Brunei declined by 0.3 percent year-on-year in October of 2019, the ninth straight month of drop, after a 0.4 percent fall in the prior month. Prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages fell 0.7 percent year-on-year in October, compared to a 1 drop in September, mainly due to rice and cereals (-3.3%) and fish and seafood (-1%). Also, falls were seen in cost of both transport (-3.7% vs -3.7%) and housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels(-1.7% vs -1%). In addition, prices slowed for both health (0.6% vs 0.9%) and recreation & culture (1.7% vs 2.5%). In contrast, cost of restaurants & hotels rose faster (5% vs 4.7%), while those of furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance rebounded (1.2% vs -1%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in October, following a 0.7 percent gain in September.

2019-11-27
Brunei Consumer Prices Fall for 8th Month
Consumer prices in Brunei declined by 0.4 percent year-on-year in September of 2019, the eighth straight month of drop, after a 0.8 percent fall in the prior month. Prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages fell 1 percent year-on-year in September, compared to a 1.2 fall in August, mainly due to rice and cereals (-2.7%) and milk, dairy products and eggs (-1.9%). Also, there were falls in cost of transport (-3.7% vs -3.5%), housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels(-1% vs -2%), and furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (-1% vs -1.3%). At the same time, cost slowed a bit for both health (0.9% vs 1%) and recreation & culture (2.5% vs 2.6%). Meanwhile, prices rose slightly faster for restaurants & hotels (4.7% vs 4.6%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.7 percent in September, following a 0.3 percent fall in August.

2019-10-07
Brunei Consumer Prices Fall for 8th Month
Consumer prices in Brunei declined by 0.8 percent year-on-year in August 2019, the eighth straight month of drop, after a 0.5 percent fall in the prior month. Prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages fell 1.2 percent year-on-year in August, steeper than a 0.6 in July, mainly due to rice and cereals (2.8%), meat (1.1%) and fish & seafood (1.7%). Also, there were decreases in cost of transport (-3.5% vs -4.2%), housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels(-2% vs -2%), miscellaneous goods & services (-0.7% vs 0.1%), furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (-1.3% vs -0.9%), and clothing & footwear (-6.2% vs -0.7%). At the same time, cost slowed a bit for both restaurants & hotels (4.6% vs 4.7%) and recreation & culture (2.6% vs 2.7%). Meanwhile, inflation was unchanged for health (at 1%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.3 percent in August, following a 0.5 percent rise in July.

2019-07-16
Brunei Consumer Prices Fall for 5th Month
Consumer prices in Brunei declined by 0.6 percent year-on-year in May 2019, much faster than a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month. This was the fifth straight month of fall in consumer prices, amid further declines in cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages (-0.7 percent vs -0.6 percent in April); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (-2.7 pct vs the same as percent in a month earlier); transport (-0.2 percent vs 1.2 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (-1.2 pct vs -0.6 percent); and clothing & footwear (-6.1 percent vs -2.9 percent). In contrast, recreation & culture inflation was unchanged (at 2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.3 percent in May, after a 0.6 percent decrease in April.

2019-06-18
Brunei Consumer Prices Fall for 4th Month
Consumer prices in Brunei declined by 0.1 percent year-on-year in April 2019, twice faster than a 0.05 percent drop in the previous month. This was the fourth straight month of fall in consumer prices, amid further declines in cost of housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (-2.7 pct vs -3.3 percent in March); food & non-alcoholic beverages (-0.6 percent vs -0.5 percent); clothing & footwear (-2.9 percent vs -0.2 percent); and furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (-0.6 pct vs -0.3 percent). In addition, recreation & culture inflation eased (2 percent vs 2.6 percent). Meanwhile, transport prices picked up ((1.2 pct vs 0.6 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.6 percent in April, the first monthly fall in three months, following a 0.2 percent gain in March.

2019-05-14
Brunei Consumer Prices Fall for 3rd Month
Consumer prices in Brunei declined by 0.05 percent year-on-year in March 2019, slowing from a 0.2 percent drop in the previous month and marking the third straight month of fall. Cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages fell by 0.5 percent, much softer than a 0.9 percent drop in February. Meanwhile, cost picked up for both transport ((0.6 pct vs 0.1 percent) and recreation & culture (2.6 percent vs 1.6 percent). At the same time, prices continued to drop for housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (-3.3 pct vs -0.7 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (-0.3 pct vs -0.7 percent); and clothing & footwear (-0.2 percent vs 0.7 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in March, following a 0.2 percent gain in February.


Brunei Inflation Rate
In Brunei, the most important categories in the consumer price index are food and non-alcoholic beverages (19 percent of the total weight) and transport (18.8 percent). The index also includes: housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (11 percent); furnishings, household equipment and routine (11 percent); recreation and cultural activities (9.1 percent); hotels and restaurants (8.8 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (6.5 percent); communication (6.0 percent); clothing and footwear (4.2 percent); education (3.9 percent) and health (1.3 percent).

Brunei Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.10 -0.30 3.59 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 -0.10 1.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Food Inflation -0.60 -0.70 8.34 -2.41 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 99.20 99.10 100.70 98.40 points [+]