The annual inflation rate in Brunei edged down to 3.8 percent in May of 2022 from 3.9 percent in April which was the highest print since at least 2007. Food prices rose the most since April 2012 (5.4% vs 4.7% in April), primarily attributed to meat; fish and seafood; and oil and fats. Additional upward pressures largely came from cost of housing (2.3% vs 2.2%), transport (4.9% vs 5.0%), clothing (2.6% vs 6.5%), furnishing & household maintenance (1.2% vs 1.8%), health (0.3% vs 0.3%), recreation and culture (1.3% vs 0.9%), restaurants and hotels (0.6% vs 0.7%), and miscellaneous goods and services (14.5% vs 16.1%). On the flip side, prices of communication continued to fall (-0.2% vs -0.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped by 0.3 percent in May, the same pace as in April and marking the second straight month of decline. source: Department of Economic Planning and Development, Brunei

Inflation Rate in Brunei averaged 0.69 percent from 2007 until 2022, 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. Brunei Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2022.

Inflation Rate in Brunei is expected to be 4.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Brunei Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2023 and 1.00 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Brunei Inflation Rate



Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 3.80 3.90 percent May 2022
Food Inflation 5.40 4.70 percent May 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 105.90 106.20 points May 2022
Inflation Rate Mom -0.30 0.90 percent Apr 2022

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).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.80 3.90 3.90 -1.60 2007 - 2022 percent Monthly
2015=100

News Stream
Brunei Consumer Prices Stay Elevated
The annual inflation rate in Brunei edged down to 3.8 percent in May of 2022 from 3.9 percent in April which was the highest print since at least 2007. Food prices rose the most since April 2012 (5.4% vs 4.7% in April), primarily attributed to meat; fish and seafood; and oil and fats. Additional upward pressures largely came from cost of housing (2.3% vs 2.2%), transport (4.9% vs 5.0%), clothing (2.6% vs 6.5%), furnishing & household maintenance (1.2% vs 1.8%), health (0.3% vs 0.3%), recreation and culture (1.3% vs 0.9%), restaurants and hotels (0.6% vs 0.7%), and miscellaneous goods and services (14.5% vs 16.1%). On the flip side, prices of communication continued to fall (-0.2% vs -0.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped by 0.3 percent in May, the same pace as in April and marking the second straight month of decline.
2022-08-11
Brunei Inflation Rate Highest Since 2007
The annual inflation rate in Brunei edged up to 3.9 percent in April of 2022, the highest level since at least 2007, from 3.8 percent in the previous month. Food prices rose the most since December 2020 (4.7% vs 3.4% in March), primarily attributed to meat; fish and seafood; and oil and fats. Additional upward pressures largely came from cost of housing (2.2% vs 2.1%), transport (5.0% vs 6.0%), clothing (6.5% vs 3.2%), furnishing & household maintenance (1.8% vs 1.2%), health (0.3% vs 0.7%), recreation and culture (0.9% vs 0.7%), restaurants and hotels (0.7% vs 0.3%), and miscellaneous goods and services (16.1% vs 18.1%). In addition, prices of communication fell much softer (-0.2% vs -0.9%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.3 percent in April, the first monthly decline since July 2021, reversing from a 0.9 percent rise in March.
2022-08-04
Brunei Inflation Rate Hits Record High
The annual inflation rate in Brunei increased to 3.8 percent in March 2022 from 3.2 percent in the previous month. This was the highest figure since the series began in January 2007, with prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages rising 3.4%, the most March 2021. Prices also rose faster for: housing (2.1% vs 1.1%), transport (6.0% vs 4.7%), miscellaneous goods and services (18.1% vs 14.0%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.9 percent in March, accelerating from a 0.8 percent gain in February.
2022-07-07