Consumer prices in Bahrain decreased 1.5 percent from a year ago in September of 2020, following a 3.6 percent fall in the previous month. It was the seventh straight month of deflation, although at a softer pace compared to the previous month as housing & utilities cost rebounded (3.4 percent vs -4.1 percent in August) while prices dropped less for recreation & culture (-38.4 percent vs -40.7 percent); clothing & footwear (-9.8 percent vs -13.5 percent) and furniture & household equipment (-1.5 percent vs -3.4 percent). On the other hand, cost slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.2 percent vs 4.4 percent) and transport (1.1 percent vs 3.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 1.3 percent, following a 0.3 percent gain in the previous month. source: Central Informatics Organisation - Kingdom of Bahrain

Inflation Rate in Bahrain averaged 1.82 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 November of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Bahrain is expected to be -0.50 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
-1.50 -3.60 5.22 -3.60 2008 - 2020 percent Monthly
April 2019=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-28 10:10 AM Jun -3.4% -2.6% -2.7%
2020-09-01 08:00 AM Jul -2.7% -3.4% -2.5%
2020-09-30 09:00 AM Aug -3.6% -2.7% -3.1%
2020-11-01 12:00 AM Sep -1.5% -3.6% -2.5%
2020-11-26 10:00 AM Oct -1.5% -1.6%
2020-12-28 10:00 AM Nov -1.1%
2021-01-23 06:30 AM Dec
2021-02-26 11:00 AM Jan


News Stream
Bahrain Consumer Prices Fall for 7th Month
Consumer prices in Bahrain decreased 1.5 percent from a year ago in September of 2020, following a 3.6 percent fall in the previous month. It was the seventh straight month of deflation, although at a softer pace compared to the previous month as housing & utilities cost rebounded (3.4 percent vs -4.1 percent in August) while prices dropped less for recreation & culture (-38.4 percent vs -40.7 percent); clothing & footwear (-9.8 percent vs -13.5 percent) and furniture & household equipment (-1.5 percent vs -3.4 percent). On the other hand, cost slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.2 percent vs 4.4 percent) and transport (1.1 percent vs 3.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 1.3 percent, following a 0.3 percent gain in the previous month.
2020-11-01
Bahrain Consumer Prices Fall for 5th Month
Consumer prices in Bahrain decreased 2.7 percent from a year ago in July of 2020, following a 3.4 percent fall in the previous month. It was the fifth straight month of deflation, as prices continued to decrease mostly for housing & utilities (-4.6 percent vs -7.1 percent in June); clothing & footwear (-5.6 percent vs -9.1 percent); recreation & culture (-40.5 percent vs -38.5 percent) and restaurants & hotels (-9.1 percent vs -10.4 percent). Also, inflation slowed markedly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3 percent vs 6.9 percent). In contrast, transport prices advanced faster (4 percent vs 3.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.4 percent, after dropping 0.6 percent in the previous month.
2020-09-01
Bahrain Consumer Prices Fall Faster in June
Consumer prices in Bahrain declined 3.4 percent year-on-year in June of 2020, following a 2.6 percent drop in the previous month. It was the fourth straight month of deflation, as cost fell further for housing & utilities (-7.1 percent vs -3 percent); clothing & footwear (-9.1 percent vs -9.2 percent); restaurant & hotels (-10.4 percent vs -4.7 percent) and recreation & culture (-38.5 percent vs -38.4 percent). Meantime, prices slowed for transport (3.1 percent vs 3.2 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (13.9 percent vs 15.5 percent) while inflation was steady for education (at 0.3 percent). On the other hand, cost advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.9 percent vs 5.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.6 percent, after a 0.6 percent increase in May.
2020-07-28
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.
2020-05-28

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. .