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Consumer Price Index - 2nd Quarter 2017

Highlights

 

1.    The Consumer Price Index, which stood at 112.5 in March 2017, registered a net increase of 2.8 points (or 2.5%) to reach 115.3 in June 2017.

 

2.    The main reasons for the increase from March to June 2017 were:
-          price increases of cigarettes, rum and other cane spirits, and beer and stout following 2017/18 budget;
-          higher prices of vegetables, fruits and some other food products;
-          higher interest rates on housing loan;
-          higher prices of air tickets and some other goods and services.
2.    The headline inflation rate for the twelve months ending June 2017 works out to 2.4%, compared to 0.9% for the twelve months ending June 2016.
 
3.    The headline inflation rate excluding “Alcoholic beverages and tobacco” for the twelve months ending June 2017 works out to 1.2% compared to 0.7% for the twelve months ending June 2016

 

 
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  14 July 2017