Lebanon's consumer price inflation eased to an 18-month low of 3.17 percent year-on-year in January of 2019 from 3.98 percent in the previous month. Inflation slowed for: housing & utilities (2.83 pct vs 4.24 pct in December); clothing & footwear (7.45 pct vs 9.66 pct); household goods & furnishings (4.67 pct vs 5.03 pct); communication (0.03 percent vs 0.83 pct); and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.09 pct vs 1.43 pct). In addition, transport prices fell (-2.70 pct vs 1.14 pct). Meantime, prices rose faster for:food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.67 pct vs 6.18 pct); miscellaneous goods & services (2.42 pct vs 2.28 pct), and recreation & culture (5.52 pct vs 5.36 pct). On the other hand, inflation was steady for both health (at 2.51 pct) and education (at 5.40 pct). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.73 percent, after decreasing by 0.94 percent in December. Inflation Rate in Lebanon averaged 2.66 percent from 2008 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 11.10 percent in October of 2012 and a record low of -4.67 percent in September of 2015.

Inflation Rate in Lebanon is expected to be 4.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Lebanon to stand at 2.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Lebanon Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-22 03:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6.27% 6.5% 5.9%
2018-12-24 03:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.83% 6.27% 5.6%
2019-01-22 02:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.98% 5.83% 5.4%
2019-02-21 07:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.17% 3.98% 4%
2019-03-22 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.17%
2019-04-23 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.2%
2019-05-21 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY


Lebanon Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.17 3.98 11.10 -4.67 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 107.23 108.02 109.04 76.72 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.73 -0.94 1.60 -2.18 percent [+]
Food Inflation 7.67 6.18 15.08 -3.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 106.22 107.28 108.72 62.44 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 90.65 93.15 110.89 81.70 Index Points [+]


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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.17 3.98 11.10 -4.67 2008 - 2019 percent Monthly
2013=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 48.90 Jan/19
Australia 1.80 Dec/18
Brazil 3.78 Jan/19
Canada 2.00 Dec/18
China 1.70 Jan/19
Euro Area 1.40 Jan/19
France 1.20 Jan/19
Germany 1.40 Jan/19
India 2.05 Jan/19
Indonesia 2.82 Jan/19
Italy 0.90 Jan/19
Japan 0.20 Jan/19
Mexico 4.37 Jan/19
Netherlands 2.20 Jan/19
Russia 5.00 Jan/19
Saudi Arabia -1.90 Jan/19
Singapore 0.50 Dec/18
South Africa 4.00 Jan/19
South Korea 0.80 Jan/19
Spain 1.00 Jan/19
Switzerland 0.60 Jan/19
Turkey 20.35 Jan/19
United Kingdom 1.80 Jan/19
United States 1.60 Jan/19


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