Inflation in Bahrain

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Bahrain - Inflation

The economy contracted in the first quarter of the year for the first time in several years on the back of a sizable drop in output from the crude petroleum and natural gas sub-sector, despite rising oil prices from which fellow GCC economies and other Middle Eastern countries benefitted. The contraction came amid increasing concerns over the health of Bahrain’s economy, which is facing significant fiscal and current account deficits, an increasing public debt ratio and low international reserves. To increase financial stability, in late June neighboring countries Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE pledged an aid package, which temporarily lessened pressure on the currency peg and dampened bond yields. However, the exact size and scope of the aid package are still unknown.

Bahrain - Inflation Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)3.2  2.7  1.8  2.8  1.4  

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Bahrain Inflation Chart

Bahrain Inflation
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Central Informatics Organization.

Bahrain Facts

Exchange Rate0.380.03 %Aug 07
Stock Market1,3480.04 %Aug 07

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