Thursday April 27 2017
Bahrain Inflation Rate at 0.80 percent
Consumer prices in Bahrain rose 0.8 percent year-on-year in March of 2017, following a 0.4 percent rise in February. Prices increased at a faster pace for: restaurants (2.3 percent from 1.6 percent) and rebounded for recreation and culture (0.4 percent vs -0.1 percent). In contrast, prices went up at a slower pace for: miscellaneous goods and services (3.1 percent vs 3.4 percent); furnishing, household, routine maintenance (1.4 percent vs 2.0 percent) and housing & utilities (2.8 percent from 3.0 percent). Inflation was steady for education (2.6 percent). In contrast, downward price pressure came from: food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.5 percent vs -4.2 percent); transport (-0.6 percent vs -0.5 percent vs -0.5 percent); clothing (-1.9 percent vs -1.9 percent), and health (-0.9 percent vs -0.9 percent). Cost remained unchanged for communication. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.9 percent, after increasing by 0.4 percent in February.