The inflation rate in Bahrain was recorded at -2.60 percent in May of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Bahrain averaged 1.95 percent from 2008 until 2020, 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 July of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Bahrain is expected to be -2.50 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 1.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bahrain Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.80 percent in 2021 and 2.60 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Bahrain Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.60 -3.60 5.22 -3.60 2008 - 2020 percent Monthly
April 2019=100

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-26 08:00 AM Feb 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
2020-04-26 10:00 PM Mar -1.8% 0.1% -0.3%
2020-05-28 12:00 PM Apr -3.6% -1.8% -1.6%
2020-06-30 11:00 AM May -2.6% -3.6% -3.4%
2020-07-27 10:00 AM Jun -2.6% -2.7%
2020-08-26 10:00 AM Jul -2.5%
2020-09-28 10:00 AM Aug
2020-10-26 10:00 AM Sep -2.5%

News Stream
Bahrain Consumer Prices Fall the Most on Record
Consumer prices in Bahrain fell 3.6 percent year-on-year in April of 2020 after decreasing 1.8 percent in the previous month. It was the second straight month of deflation and at the steepest pace since available records began in August of 2008, as the adverse effects of the global pandemic intensified. Main downward pressure came from prices of recreation & culture (-37.1 percent vs -28.8 percent in March); restaurants & hotels (-7 percent vs -2.2 percent); housing & utilities (-5.9 percent vs -4.1 percent) and clothing & footwear (-6.5 percent vs -6.7 percent). Concomitantly, inflation slowed primarily for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.5 percent vs 4.3 percent), transport (3.1 percent vs 3.5 percent) and education (0.3 percent vs 2.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined 2.1 percent, following a 1.1 percent fall in the previous month.
Bahrain Consumer Prices Fall in March
Consumer prices in Bahrain dropped 1.8 percent year-on-year in March of 2020, after a 0.1 percent rise in the previous month. Prices continued to fall for housing & utilities (-4.1 percent vs -0.4 percent in February); recreation & culture (-28.8 percent vs -5.2 percent) and furniture & household equipment (-2.4 percent vs -1.9 percent). On the other hand, cost advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.3 percent vs 2.1 percent); transport (3.5 percent vs 3.3 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (14.4 percent vs 0.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 1.1 percent, after a 0.2 percent rise in the prior month.
Bahrain Inflation Rate Steady at 6-Month Low of 0.1%
The annual inflation rate in Bahrain stood at a six-month low of 0.1 percent in February of 2020, amid lower prices of housing & utilities (-0.4 percent vs -0.7 percent); recreation & culture (-5.2 percent vs 2.3 percent); communication (-2.4 percent vs -1.6 percent) and furnishings (-1.9 percent vs -2.2 percent). In addition, prices slowed mostly for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.8 percent vs 3.8 percent), transport (3.3 percent vs 3.5 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.9 percent vs 2.5 percent). In contrast, food inflation picked up (2.1 percent vs 0.2 percent), pushed up by prices fish & seafood (6.9 percent); vegetables (21.1 percent) and fats & oils (12.1 percent). Also, prices rebounded for restaurants & hotels (1.1 percent vs -0.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, after being flat in the previous month.
Bahrain Inflation Rate Eases to 6-Month Low in January
Bahrain's inflation rate eased to 0.1 percent year-on-year in January of 2020 from 1.2 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since July of 2019, as cost fell for housing & utilities cost (-0.7 percent vs -0.2 percent in December) and restaurants & hotels (-0.2 percent vs a flat reading) while prices slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.2 percent vs 2.7 percent in December); transport (3.5 percent vs 4.8 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (2.5 percent vs 4.5 percent). In contrast, recreation & culture cost rose faster (2.3 percent vs 0.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices showed no growth, after decreasing 0.9 percent in the prior month.

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. .