Consumer prices in Bahrain dropped 2.0 percent from a year ago in March of 2021, following a 3.0 percent decline in February. It was the 13th month in deflationary territory, as prices fell for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.2 percent vs 0.6 percent in February), housing & utilities (-1.7 percent vs -1.5 percent), clothing & footwear (-6.0 percent vs -6.5 percent), recreation & culture, despite a considerable slowdown, (-7.6 percent vs -30.5 percent), and for other goods & services (-7.5 percent vs -9.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down by 0.1 percent in March, the same variation as the one recorded last month. source: Central Informatics Organisation - Kingdom of Bahrain

Inflation Rate in Bahrain averaged 1.64 percent from 2008 until 2021, 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 June of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Bahrain is expected to be 0.20 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 1.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bahrain Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.90 percent in 2022 and 2.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Bahrain Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.00 -3.00 5.22 -3.60 2008 - 2021 percent Monthly
April 2019=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-01 09:20 AM Dec -1.6% -3.6% -3.1%
2021-02-28 08:30 AM Jan -2.7% -1.6% -0.9%
2021-03-31 09:30 AM Feb -3% -2.7% -2.3%
2021-04-29 10:15 AM Mar -2% -3% -1.4%
2021-06-14 10:00 AM Apr -2% -0.9%
2021-06-30 10:00 AM May
2021-07-28 10:00 AM Jun
2021-09-01 10:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Bahrain Deflation Eases in March
Consumer prices in Bahrain dropped 2.0 percent from a year ago in March of 2021, following a 3.0 percent decline in February. It was the 13th month in deflationary territory, as prices fell for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.2 percent vs 0.6 percent in February), housing & utilities (-1.7 percent vs -1.5 percent), clothing & footwear (-6.0 percent vs -6.5 percent), recreation & culture, despite a considerable slowdown, (-7.6 percent vs -30.5 percent), and for other goods & services (-7.5 percent vs -9.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down by 0.1 percent in March, the same variation as the one recorded last month.
2021-04-29
Bahrain Consumer Prices Fall for 12th Month
Consumer prices in Bahrain fell 3 percent from a year ago in February of 2021, following a 2.7 percent drop in January, thus completing a full year of annual price decreases.Main downward pressure came from prices of recreation & culture (-30.5 percent vs -34.1 percent in January), restaurants & hotels (-9.9 percent vs -7.8 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-1.5 percent vs -1.3 percent). Moreover, food inflation slowed significantly (0.6 percent vs 3.3 percent), while the biggest positive variation was recorded for Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (17.0 percent vs 15.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down by 0.1 percent, after a 1.1 percent decline in the previous month.
2021-03-31
Bahrain Deflation Deepens in January
Consumer prices in Bahrain fell 2.7 percent from a year ago in January 2021, following a 1.6 percent drop in December and marking the 11th straight month of deflation. Prices continued to decline primarily for recreation & culture (-34.1 percent vs -23.1 percent in December 2020), namely package holidays; and restaurants & hotels (-7.8 percent vs -7.9 percent), namely hotels. Meanwhile, food inflation slowed slightly ( 3.3 percent vs 3.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 1.1 percent, reversing a 1.1 percent rise in the previous month.
2021-03-01
Bahrain CPI Falls for 9th Month
Consumer prices in Bahrain fell 3.6 percent from a year ago in November of 2020, the same pace as in the prior month and marking the 9th straight month of deflation. Prices continued to decline primarily for recreation & culture (-43.1 percent vs -42.2 percent in October); restaurants & hotels (-8.9 percent vs -9.4 percent); clothing & footwear (-11.9 percent vs -13.3 percent) and housing & utilities (-2 percent vs -1.2 percent). At the same time, food inflation slowed (2.2 percent vs 3.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent, after decreasing 1.5 percent in the previous month.
2020-12-31

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. .