Bahrain's inflation rate eased to 1.2 percent year-on-year in December of 2019 from 1.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since September, as cost fell for housing & utilities (-0.2 percent vs 1.1 percent in November); clothing & footwear (-10 percent vs -5.2 percent); furniture & household equipment (-1.3 percent vs -0.5 percent) and health (-1.4 percent vs -1.2 percent). In addition, prices advanced at a softer pace for recreation & culture (0.8 percent vs 1.1 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (7.3 percent vs 8.1 percent); communication (4.4 percent vs 4.7 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (4.5 percent vs 5.1 percent). On the other hand, cost rose faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.7 percent vs 2.5 percent) and transport (4.8 percent vs 4.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.9 percent, after a 0.2 percent decrease in November.

Inflation Rate in Bahrain averaged 2.08 percent from 2008 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 5.22 percent in January of 2009 and a record low of -2.06 percent in March of 2011. 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.

Inflation Rate in Bahrain is expected to be 1.40 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 2.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bahrain Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.60 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Bahrain Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.20 1.70 5.22 -2.06 2008 - 2019 percent Monthly
April 2019=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-21 06:00 AM Sep 1.2% 1.3% 1.1%
2019-11-28 02:00 AM Oct 1.9% 1.2% 0.9%
2019-12-30 10:10 AM Nov 1.7% 1.9% 1.7%
2020-01-23 06:30 AM Dec 1.2% 1.7% 2%
2020-02-26 10:00 AM Jan 1.2% 0.5%
2020-03-26 10:00 AM Feb
2020-04-27 10:00 AM Mar 1.4%
2020-05-26 10:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Bahrain Inflation Rate Eases to 3-Month Low in December
Bahrain's inflation rate eased to 1.2 percent year-on-year in December of 2019 from 1.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since September, as cost fell for housing & utilities (-0.2 percent vs 1.1 percent in November); clothing & footwear (-10 percent vs -5.2 percent); furniture & household equipment (-1.3 percent vs -0.5 percent) and health (-1.4 percent vs -1.2 percent). In addition, prices advanced at a softer pace for recreation & culture (0.8 percent vs 1.1 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (7.3 percent vs 8.1 percent); communication (4.4 percent vs 4.7 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (4.5 percent vs 5.1 percent). On the other hand, cost rose faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.7 percent vs 2.5 percent) and transport (4.8 percent vs 4.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.9 percent, after a 0.2 percent decrease in November.
2020-01-23
Bahrain Inflation Rate Slows in November
Bahrain's consumer price inflation rate eased to 1.7 percent year-on-year in November 2019 from 1.9 percent in the previous month, as prices rose at softer pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.5 percent vs 4.3 percent), housing & utilities (1.1 percent vs 1.2 percent), and miscellaneous goods & services (5.1 percent vs 5.8 percent). Meantime, transport inflation picked up to 4.0 percent from 3.8 percent, and prices rebounded for both restaurants & hotels (0.9 percent vs flat reading) and recreation & culture (1.1 percent vs flat reading). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2 percent, after a 0.6 percent advance in October.
2019-12-30
Bahrain Inflation Rate at 10-Month High of 1.9%
The annual inflation rate in Bahrain increased to 1.9 percent in October of 2019 from 1.2 percent in the previous month. This was the highest inflation rate since December last year, as cost rose faster for: transport (3.8 percent vs 2.5 percent in September); communication (3.8 percent vs 3.7 percent), and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (6.8 percent vs 6.6 percent). In addition, prices fell less for: clothing & footwear (-4.2 percent vs -6.1 percent); furniture & household equipment (-0.8 percent vs -4.0 percent), while restaurants & hotels prices were flat (vs -0.9 percent). Meantime, cost went up softer for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.3 percent vs 4.8 percent); housing & utilities (1.2 percent vs 1.9 percent). On the other hand, miscellaneous goods & services inflation was steady (vs 5.8 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.6 percent, after declining 0.8 percent in the prior month.
2019-11-28
Bahrain Inflation Rate Eases to 1.2% in September
The annual inflation rate in Bahrain decreased to 1.2 percent in September of 2019 from 1.3 percent in the previous month. Cost rose softer for transport (2.5 percent vs 2.8 percent in August); food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.8 percent vs 5.4 percent); housing & utilities (1.9 percent vs 2.6 percent), and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (6.6 percent vs 7.0 percent). Meantime, cost went up faster for: miscellaneous goods & services (5.8 percent vs 3.9 percent); communication (3.7 percent vs 3.6 percent). In addition, cost fell more than a month earlier for: clothing & footwear (-6.1 percent vs -2.2 percent); furniture & household equipment (-4.0 percent vs -2.5 percent), and restaurants & hotels prices continued to drop (-0.9 percent vs -0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.8 percent, after increasing 1.2 percent in the prior month.
2019-10-21

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. .