Lebanon's consumer price inflation rate declined to 100.6 percent year-on-year in June 2021, the lowest since June last year, from 119.8 percent in the previous month, due mainly to a softer rise in prices of both food (221.8 percent vs 226.1 percent) and transportation (195.4 percent vs 255.8 percent). Also, prices increased less for clothing and footwear (172.1 percent vs 302.8 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (196.0 percent vs 446.4 percent), restaurant and hotels (237.0 percent vs 293.9 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (125.7 percent vs 219.1 percent) and recreation, amusement, and culture (108.6 percent vs 166.2 percent). Meanwhile, prices of housing continued to rise (38.0 percent vs 34.7 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 9.7 percent in June, the most in 11 months, accelerating from a 6.1 percent gain in May. source: Central Administration of Statistics, Republic of Lebanon

Inflation Rate in Lebanon averaged 14.35 percent from 2008 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 157.90 percent in March of 2021 and a record low of -4.67 percent in September of 2015. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lebanon Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Lebanon Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Lebanon is expected to be 75.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Lebanon to stand at 15.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Lebanon Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 15.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Lebanon Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
100.64 119.80 157.90 -4.67 2008 - 2021 percent Monthly
2013=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-22 03:00 AM Jan 147.6% 145.8% 159%
2021-05-24 05:00 AM Apr 121.7% 157.9% 160%
2021-06-23 02:15 AM May 119.8% 121.7%
2021-07-20 02:00 AM Jun 100.64% 119.8% 110%
2021-08-26 10:00 AM Jul 100.64%
2021-09-22 10:00 AM Aug
2021-11-12 10:00 AM Sep
2021-12-02 10:00 AM Oct


News Stream
Lebanon Inflation Rate at 12-Month Low of 100.6%
Lebanon's consumer price inflation rate declined to 100.6 percent year-on-year in June 2021, the lowest since June last year, from 119.8 percent in the previous month, due mainly to a softer rise in prices of both food (221.8 percent vs 226.1 percent) and transportation (195.4 percent vs 255.8 percent). Also, prices increased less for clothing and footwear (172.1 percent vs 302.8 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (196.0 percent vs 446.4 percent), restaurant and hotels (237.0 percent vs 293.9 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (125.7 percent vs 219.1 percent) and recreation, amusement, and culture (108.6 percent vs 166.2 percent). Meanwhile, prices of housing continued to rise (38.0 percent vs 34.7 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 9.7 percent in June, the most in 11 months, accelerating from a 6.1 percent gain in May.
2021-07-20
Lebanon Inflation Rate Eases to 10-Month Low
Lebanon's consumer price inflation rate fell to 119.8 percent year-on-year in May 2021, the lowest since last July, from 121.7 percent in the previous month, as food inflation slowed to a 12-month low of 226.1 percent in May from 228.6 percent in April. Also, prices increased softer for clothing and footwear (302.8 percent vs 337.0 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (446.4 percent vs 501.4 percent), restaurant and hotels (293.9 percent vs 400.6 percent), and miscellaneous goods and services (219.1 percent vs 299.9 percent). Meanwhile, prices rose more for housing (34.7 percent vs 32.4 percent), transportation (255.8 percent vs 239.5 percent), and recreation, amusement, and culture (166.2 percent vs 165.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 6.1 percent in May, easing from a 7.8 percent gain in April.
2021-06-23
Lebanon Inflation Rate at 8-Month Low of 121.7%
Lebanon's consumer price inflation rate declined to an 8-month low of 121.7 percent year-on-year in April 2021 from an all-time high of 157.9 percent in the previous month, as food inflation eased to a 11-month low of 228.6 percent in April from 394.8 percent in March. Also, prices increased less for clothing and footwear (337.0 percent vs 546.6 percent), recreation, amusement, and culture (165.0 percent vs 249.3 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (501.4 percent vs 693 percent), restaurant and hotels (400.6 percent vs 721.8 percent), and miscellaneous goods and services (299.9 percent vs 348.5 percent). Meanwhile, prices climbed at a faster pace for housing (32.4 percent vs 26.9 percent), transportation (239.5 percent vs 234.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 7.8 percent in April, slowing from an 8.3 percent rise in March.
2021-05-24
Lebanon Inflation Rate Hits Fresh Record High
Lebanon's consumer price inflation rate rose to an all-time high of 157.9 percent year-on-year in March 2021, up from 155.4 percent in the previous month, due to the escalating economic and financial crisis, amid political crisis. Prices increased faster for transportation (234.3 percent (vs 229 percent in February), restaurant and hotels (721.8 percent vs 618 percent), recreation, amusement, and culture (249.3 percent vs 224.7 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (693 percent vs 609.4 percent), and miscellaneous goods and services (348.5 percent vs 329.1 percent). Prices continued to increase for both food (394.8 percent vs 417.1 percent) and clothing and footwear (546.6 percent vs 611.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices climbed 8.3 percent in March, the highest rate in 8 months, accelerating from 4.6 percent in February.
2021-04-22

Lebanon Inflation Rate
In Lebanon, the most important categories in the consumer price index are housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (28.5 percent of the total weight) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (20.6 percent of the total weight) and transport (13.1 percent). The index also includes: health (7.8 percent); education (5.9 percent); clothing and footwear (5.4 percent) and communication (4.6 percent). Furnishings, alcoholic beverages and tobacco, recreation and cultural activities, hotels, restaurants and other goods and services account for the remaining 14 percent of total weight.