Bahrain’s annual inflation rate declined to 0.3 percent in July of 2021 from 0.6 percent in the previous month, mainly due to a softer rise in prices of both housing & utilities (0.4 percent vs 2.4) and clothing & footwear (0.7 percent vs 0.9 percent), while transport prices fell (-0.3 percent vs 0.1 percent). Meantime, prices continued to increase for both alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.0 percent vs 0.9 percent) and restaurants & hotels (0.6 percent vs 0.4 percent), while rebounded for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.1 percent vs -1.3 percent). On the other hand, prices dropped for furnishing (-3.2 percent vs -3.5 percent), health (-0.2 percent vs -0.7 percent), communication (-2.1 percent vs -1.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced by 0.1 percent in July, slowing from a 0.3 percent gain in June. source: Central Informatics Organisation - Kingdom of Bahrain

Inflation Rate in Bahrain averaged 1.61 percent from 2008 until 2021, 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 September of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Bahrain is expected to be 0.80 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 1.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bahrain Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.90 percent in 2022 and 2.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Bahrain Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 0.60 5.22 -3.60 2008 - 2021 percent Monthly
April 2019=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-23 07:05 AM Apr -0.1% -2% -0.9%
2021-07-05 01:00 AM May -0.3% -0.1% 0.5%
2021-08-09 02:15 AM Jun 0.6% -0.3% -0.7%
2021-09-02 01:30 AM Jul 0.3% 0.6% 0.9%
2021-10-04 10:00 AM Aug 0.3%
2021-11-01 12:00 AM Sep
2021-11-26 10:00 AM Oct
2021-12-28 10:00 AM Nov


News Stream
Bahrain Inflation Rate Eases to 0.3% in July
Bahrain’s annual inflation rate declined to 0.3 percent in July of 2021 from 0.6 percent in the previous month, mainly due to a softer rise in prices of both housing & utilities (0.4 percent vs 2.4) and clothing & footwear (0.7 percent vs 0.9 percent), while transport prices fell (-0.3 percent vs 0.1 percent). Meantime, prices continued to increase for both alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.0 percent vs 0.9 percent) and restaurants & hotels (0.6 percent vs 0.4 percent), while rebounded for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.1 percent vs -1.3 percent). On the other hand, prices dropped for furnishing (-3.2 percent vs -3.5 percent), health (-0.2 percent vs -0.7 percent), communication (-2.1 percent vs -1.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced by 0.1 percent in July, slowing from a 0.3 percent gain in June.
2021-09-02
Bahrain Consumer Prices Rise for 1st Time in 16 Months
Consumer prices in Bahrain rose 0.6 percent from a year ago in June of 2021, rebounding sharply from a 0.3 percent drop in May. It is the first time increase in consumer prices since February 2020, as prices recovered for housing & utilities (2.4 percent vs -2.5 percent in May), clothing & footwear (0.9 percent vs -1.0 percent), and restaurants & hotels (0.4 percent vs -0.4 percent). In addition, prices fell softer for food & non-alcoholic beverages (-1.3 percent vs -1.6 percent), while prices of alcoholic beverages & tobacco increased more (0.9 percent vs 0.3 percent). Meantime, prices rose further for transport (0.1 percent vs 0.3 percent). By contrast, prices continued to decline for furnishing (-3.5 percent vs -1.0 percent), health (-0.7 percent vs -0.1 percent), communication (-1.3 percent vs -0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced by 0.3 percent in June, easing from an upwardly revised 0.5 percent rise in May.
2021-08-09
Bahrain Consumer Prices Fall at Faster Pace
Consumer prices in Bahrain dropped 0.3 percent from a year ago in May of 2021, following a 0.1 percent fall in April. It is the fifteenth straight month of deflation as prices decreased for housing & utilities (-2.5 percent vs 0.3 percent in April), clothing & footwear (-1.0 percent vs -3.5 percent), furnishing (-1.0 percent vs -1.2 percent), health (-0.1 percent vs -0.1 percent), food & non-alcoholic beverages (-1.6 percent vs -2.7 percent), communication (-0.3 percent vs -0.6 percent) and restaurants & hotels (-0.4 percent vs -1.9 percent). Meanwhile, prices increased further for both transport (0.3 percent vs 0.3 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.3 percent vs 1.7 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.4 percent in May, rebounding from a 0.2 percent drop in April.
2021-07-05
Bahrain Deflation Slows to 0.1%
Consumer prices in Bahrain fell 0.1 percent from a year ago in April of 2021, following a 2.0 percent drop in March. It is the lowest deflation rate in 14 months as prices decreased at a slower pace for clothing & footwear (-3.5 percent vs -6.0 percent), furnishing (-1.2 percent vs -1.8 percent) and health (-0.1 percent vs -0.2 percent) and continued to decline for food & non-alcoholic beverages (-2.7 percent vs -2.2 percent in March), communication (-0.6 percent vs -0.5 percent) and restaurants & hotels (-1.9 percent vs -7.5 percent). On the other hand, inflation advanced for housing & utilities (0.3 percent vs -1.7 percent), transport (0.3 percent vs -0.5 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.7 percent vs 1.6 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down by 0.2 percent in April, after a 0.1 percent drop recorded last month.
2021-06-23

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. .