The annual inflation rate in Bahrain declined to 3.6% in December of 2022 from 3.9% in November, pointing to the lowest reading since June. Transport inflation eased to a six-month bottom (6.4% vs 6.7% in November) amid softer rises in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (11.5% vs 12.7%), household equipment and routine household maintenance (2.5% vs 3.2%), communication (1.5% vs 2.4%), restaurants & hotels (9.2% vs 10.8%), and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (11.8% vs 11.9%). In addition, costs fell further for both housing & utilities (-0.7% vs -0.5%) and clothing & footwear (-5.0% vs -2.7%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped by 0.3% in December after edging down 0.1% in November and October and marking the third straight period of decrease. source: Central Informatics Organisation - Kingdom of Bahrain

Inflation Rate in Bahrain averaged 1.69 percent from 2008 until 2022, 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 January of 2023.

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Bahrain Inflation Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-12-28 01:00 AM Nov 3.9% 3.8% 3.6%
2023-01-26 12:00 PM Dec 3.6% 3.9% 3.8%
2023-02-27 12:00 PM Jan 3.6%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 3.60 3.90 percent Dec 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.90 101.20 points Dec 2022
Inflation Rate MoM -0.30 -0.30 percent Dec 2022
Food Inflation 11.50 12.70 percent Dec 2022
CPI Transportation 108.80 108.60 points Dec 2022
CPI Housing Utilities 92.80 93.40 points Dec 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 3.90 5.22 -3.60 2008 - 2022 percent Monthly
April 2019=100

News Stream
Bahrain Inflation Rate at 6-Month Low of 3.6%
The annual inflation rate in Bahrain declined to 3.6% in December of 2022 from 3.9% in November, pointing to the lowest reading since June. Transport inflation eased to a six-month bottom (6.4% vs 6.7% in November) amid softer rises in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (11.5% vs 12.7%), household equipment and routine household maintenance (2.5% vs 3.2%), communication (1.5% vs 2.4%), restaurants & hotels (9.2% vs 10.8%), and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (11.8% vs 11.9%). In addition, costs fell further for both housing & utilities (-0.7% vs -0.5%) and clothing & footwear (-5.0% vs -2.7%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped by 0.3% in December after edging down 0.1% in November and October and marking the third straight period of decrease.
2023-01-27
Bahrain November Inflation Rate Edges Up to 3.9%
The annual inflation rate in Bahrain rose to 3.9% in November of 2022 from 3.8% in October. Inflation accelerated for both food and non-alcoholic beverages (12.7% vs 9.9% in October) and household equipment and routine household maintenance (3.2% vs 2.9%), while inflation was steady for for education (at 0.9%) and communication (at 2.4%). Prices slowed down for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (11.9% vs 12.5%), restaurants & hotels (10.8% vs 11.4%), and transport (6.7% vs 8.3%). By contrast, decreases were seen in prices of clothing & footwear (-2.7% vs -5.8%), housing & utilities (-0.5% vs -0.5%), and recreation & culture(-2.0% vs 0.1%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched down by 0.1%, the same pace as in the previous month.
2022-12-28
Bahrain Inflation Rate Slightly Eases in October
The annual inflation rate stood at 3.8% in October of 2022 from 4% in September. Prices slowed down for food & non-alcoholic beverages (9.9% vs 10.7% in September), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (12.5% vs 13.4%), recreation & culture(0.1% vs 1.3%) and restaurants & hotels (11.4% vs 13.4%). On the other hand, decreases were seen in prices of clothing & footwear (-5.8% vs -9.3%) and housing & utilities (-0.5% vs -0.7%), while inflation was steady for education (at 0.9%) and communication (at 2.4%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down by 0.1%, after increasing by 0.3% in the previous month.
2022-11-30