Inflation Rate in Brunei decreased to 1.50 percent in July from 1.70 percent in June of 2021. source: Department of Economic Planning and Development, Brunei

Inflation Rate in Brunei averaged 0.62 percent from 2007 until 2021, 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. This page provides the latest reported value for - Brunei Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brunei Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Brunei is expected to be 2.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Brunei Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.50 percent in 2022 and 2.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Brunei Inflation Rate


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%


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Brunei Inflation Rate Eases in July
The annual inflation rate in Brunei slowed to 1.5 percent in July 2021 from June's 3-month high of 1.7 percent, amid a softer rise in prices of both restaurants and hotels (1.2% vs 1.5%) and recreation & culture (0.3% vs 0.4%). In addition, cost fell further for housing (-0.2% vs -0.2%), clothing & footwear (-6.1% vs -0.3%), furnishing (-2.0% vs -1.6%), and communication (-0.05% vs -0.02%). By contrast, inflation was steady for health (at 0.8%) and miscellaneous goods and services (at 0.3%). At the same time, prices continued to increase for both food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.9% vs 0.9%) and transport (7.5% vs 6.7%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were down 0.2 percent in July, reversing from a 0.6 percent rise in June.
2021-09-27
Brunei Inflation Rate at 3-Month High of 1.7%
The annual inflation rate in Brunei increased to a 3-month high of 1.7 percent in June 2021 from May's 15-month low of 1.1 percent, due mainly to a faster rise in prices of both food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.6% vs 0.9%) and transport (7.0% vs 6.7%). Also, prices advanced more for health (0.8% vs 0.7%), restaurant and hotels (1.5% vs 0.7%), while those of miscellaneous goods and services rebounded (0.3% vs -0.3%). Meanwhile, prices of recreation & culture rose further (0.4% vs 0.5%). In addition, prices fell softer for clothing & footwear (-0.3% vs -5.0%), furnishing (-1.6% vs -2.6%), and communication (-0.02% vs -0.2%). Meantime, housing prices continued to drop (-0.2% vs -0.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.6 percent in June, the most in 9 months, reversing from a 0.1 percent fall in May.
2021-08-26
Brunei Inflation Rate Stays at 15-Month Low
The annual inflation rate in Brunei came in at 1.1 percent in May 2021, unchanged from April's 15-month low, amid declines in cost of clothing & footwear (-5.0% vs -10.9% in April), housing (-0.2% vs -0.2 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (-0.3% vs -0.5%), furnishing (-2.6% vs -2.8%), and communication (-0.2% vs 1.8%). At the same time, inflation eased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.9% vs 1.5%), transport (6.7% vs 7.2%), health (0.7% vs 1.1%) and recreation & culture (0.5% vs 0.6%); while prices of restaurant and hotels rose faster (0.7% vs 0.5%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent in May, following a 0.5 percent drop in April.
2021-08-03
Brunei Inflation Rate at 15-Month Low of 1.1%
The annual inflation rate in Brunei declined to 1.1 percent in April 2021, the lowest since January last year, from 1.8 percent in the previous month, mainly due to a softer rise in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.5% vs 3.6%). Also, prices increased less for recreation & culture (0.6% vs 0.8% in March), communication (1.8% vs 2.6%). Meanwhile, prices continued to rise for health (1.1% vs 0.7%), education (0.1% vs 0.1%), transport (7.2% vs 5.9%), restaurant and hotels (0.5% vs 0.4%). In addition, prices dropped faster for miscellaneous goods and services (-0.5% vs -0.4%), furnishing (-2.8% vs -0.8%), clothing & footwear (-10.9% vs -3.0%), while prices of housing fell by 0.2%, the same pace as in March. On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell by 0.5 percent in April, after a 0.3 percent gain in March.
2021-07-05

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 Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Inflation Rate 1.50 percent Jul/21 1.70 3.59 -1.60
Food Inflation 1.90 percent Jul/21 1.60 8.34 -2.41
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.40 points Jul/21 102.60 102.60 98.40
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 percent Jul/21 0.60 1.60 -1.80