15 May Consumer Price Index (CPI) April 2020
The monthly change, April 2020 compared to March 2020, was an increase of 2.79 percent. This is compared to a monthly increase of 2.12 percent in the previous month of March 2020. The most significant monthly price increases were Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (+4.82%) and Health (+5.70). The increase in Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages was mainly the result of higher prices of Food (+4.81%). Most of the upwards contribution came from prices of Oils and fats (+41.15%), Vegetables (+27.16%), and Fruits (+5.18%) (Chart 2).
Change In The Price Indices For April 2020
|wdt_ID||COICOP Classification Group||CPI Weight||April 2019 Index||March 2020 Index||April 2020 Index||% change on previous month and current month||% change on same month of previous year (yr on yr)|
|1||All Groups CPI||100.00||114.89||116.55||119.80||2.79||4.28|
|2||Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages||46.04||120.42||124.19||130.17||4.82||8.10|
|3||Tobacco & Narcotics||1.25||143.72||137.08||137.08||0.00||-4.62|
|4||Clothing & Footwear||5.03||112.61||121.89||121.89||0.00||8.24|
|5||Housing, Water, Electricity & Gas||23.41||107.68||103.88||103.88||0.00||-3.53|
|6||Furnishing, Households and Maintenance||2.93||104.30||103.70||103.70||0.00||-0.58|
|10||Recreation & Culture||1.00||102.34||98.54||98.54||0.00||-3.71|
|COICOP Classification Group||CPI Weight||April 2019 Index||March 2020 Index||April 2020 Index||% change on previous month and current month||% change on same month of previous year (yr on yr)|
The All Groups CPI decreased 4.28 percent over the twelve months to April 2020 compared to 5.20 percent over the twelve months to March 2020.