Consumer prices in Brunei edged down 0.1 percent year-on-year in November of 2019, the eleventh month of drop, after a 0.3 percent fall in the previous month. Food prices decreased 0.6 percent, following a 0.7 percent decline in October, mainly due to lower prices prices of rice and cereals (-3.6 percent), fish and seafood (-2.1 percent), oil and fats (-2.8 percent), fruits (-1.5 percent) and sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery (-0.4 percent). Also, cost fell for transport (-4 percent vs -3.7 percent) and housing & utilities (-1.6 percent vs -1.7 percent). Meanwhile, inflation edged higher for recreation & culture (1.9 percent vs 1.7 percent); restaurants & hotels (5.1 percent vs 5 percent) and furnishings (2.4 percent vs 1.2 percent) and health (0.7 percent vs 0.6 percent).On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent compared to a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month.

Inflation Rate in Brunei averaged 0.48 percent from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 3.59 percent in October of 2008 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.

Inflation Rate in Brunei is expected to be 0.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Brunei to stand at 0.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brunei Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Brunei Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 -0.30 3.59 -1.60 2007 - 2019 percent Monthly
2010=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-11 12:30 AM Nov 0.2% -0.02%
2019-02-11 12:30 AM Dec 0.05% 0.2% 0.3%
2019-03-07 04:30 AM Jan -0.1% 0.05% 0.2%
2019-03-29 12:30 AM Feb -0.2% -0.1%


News Stream
Brunei Consumer Prices Drop for 11th Month
Consumer prices in Brunei edged down 0.1 percent year-on-year in November of 2019, the eleventh month of drop, after a 0.3 percent fall in the previous month. Food prices decreased 0.6 percent, following a 0.7 percent decline in October, mainly due to lower prices prices of rice and cereals (-3.6 percent), fish and seafood (-2.1 percent), oil and fats (-2.8 percent), fruits (-1.5 percent) and sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery (-0.4 percent). Also, cost fell for transport (-4 percent vs -3.7 percent) and housing & utilities (-1.6 percent vs -1.7 percent). Meanwhile, inflation edged higher for recreation & culture (1.9 percent vs 1.7 percent); restaurants & hotels (5.1 percent vs 5 percent) and furnishings (2.4 percent vs 1.2 percent) and health (0.7 percent vs 0.6 percent).On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent compared to a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month.
2020-01-13
Brunei Consumer Prices Drop for 9th Month
Consumer prices in Brunei declined by 0.3 percent year-on-year in October of 2019, the ninth straight month of drop, after a 0.4 percent fall in the prior month. Prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages fell 0.7 percent year-on-year in October, compared to a 1 drop in September, mainly due to rice and cereals (-3.3%) and fish and seafood (-1%). Also, falls were seen in cost of both transport (-3.7% vs -3.7%) and housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels(-1.7% vs -1%). In addition, prices slowed for both health (0.6% vs 0.9%) and recreation & culture (1.7% vs 2.5%). In contrast, cost of restaurants & hotels rose faster (5% vs 4.7%), while those of furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance rebounded (1.2% vs -1%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in October, following a 0.7 percent gain in September.
2019-12-06
Brunei Consumer Prices Fall for 8th Month
Consumer prices in Brunei declined by 0.4 percent year-on-year in September of 2019, the eighth straight month of drop, after a 0.8 percent fall in the prior month. Prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages fell 1 percent year-on-year in September, compared to a 1.2 fall in August, mainly due to rice and cereals (-2.7%) and milk, dairy products and eggs (-1.9%). Also, there were falls in cost of transport (-3.7% vs -3.5%), housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels(-1% vs -2%), and furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (-1% vs -1.3%). At the same time, cost slowed a bit for both health (0.9% vs 1%) and recreation & culture (2.5% vs 2.6%). Meanwhile, prices rose slightly faster for restaurants & hotels (4.7% vs 4.6%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.7 percent in September, following a 0.3 percent fall in August.
2019-11-27
Brunei Consumer Prices Fall for 8th Month
Consumer prices in Brunei declined by 0.8 percent year-on-year in August 2019, the eighth straight month of drop, after a 0.5 percent fall in the prior month. Prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages fell 1.2 percent year-on-year in August, steeper than a 0.6 in July, mainly due to rice and cereals (2.8%), meat (1.1%) and fish & seafood (1.7%). Also, there were decreases in cost of transport (-3.5% vs -4.2%), housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels(-2% vs -2%), miscellaneous goods & services (-0.7% vs 0.1%), furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (-1.3% vs -0.9%), and clothing & footwear (-6.2% vs -0.7%). At the same time, cost slowed a bit for both restaurants & hotels (4.6% vs 4.7%) and recreation & culture (2.6% vs 2.7%). Meanwhile, inflation was unchanged for health (at 1%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.3 percent in August, following a 0.5 percent rise in July.
2019-10-07

Brunei Inflation Rate
In Brunei, the most important categories in the consumer price index are food and non-alcoholic beverages (19 percent of the total weight) and transport (18.8 percent). The index also includes: housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (11 percent); furnishings, household equipment and routine (11 percent); recreation and cultural activities (9.1 percent); hotels and restaurants (8.8 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (6.5 percent); communication (6.0 percent); clothing and footwear (4.2 percent); education (3.9 percent) and health (1.3 percent).