The annual inflation rate in Brunei rose to 3.3 percent in December 2022 from a ten-month low of 3.1 percent in November. Cost picked up for transport (4.2% vs 1.8% in the previous month), restaurants & hotels (4.8% vs 4.5%), housing (2.4% vs 2.3%), and recreation & culture (1.1% vs 1.0%). Also, the cost of health went up by 0.1% after being flat. Prices of food increased the least since April (5.1% vs 5.8%), while those of miscellaneous goods and services grew faster (13.4% vs 13.5%). On the other hand, prices dropped further for furnishing & household maintenance (-0.7% vs -0.4%), clothing (-7.2% vs -3.0%), and communication (-2.6% vs -2.6%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced by 0.4 percent, the first rise in three months, after a 0.1 percent fall in November. For the whole year, the overall CPI registered an increase of 3.7 percent, with the food and non-food indexes adding 5.1 percent and 3.3 percent each. source: Department of Economic Planning and Development, Brunei
Inflation Rate in Brunei averaged 0.85 percent from 2007 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 4.50 percent in August of 2022 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 March of 2023.
Inflation Rate in Brunei is expected to be 4.70 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 0.50 percent in 2023 and 1.00 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.