CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (CPI) AUGUST 2018

 

The All Groups CPI was 109.09 in the month of August 2018, compared with 108.94 in the month of July 2018.

The monthly change, August 2018 compared to July 2018, was an increase of 0.14 percent (0.14 index points). This is compared to a monthly decrease of -0.75 percent in the previous month of July 2018. The most significant monthly price increases were Clothing and Footwear (+4.85 percent) and Furnishing, Households and Maintenance (+1.32). This was mainly due to increases in prices of garments for Children due to Eid-al Adha holiday celebration.

Change In The Price Indices For August 2018

wdt_ID COICOP Classification Group CPI Weight August 2017 Index July 2018 Index August 2018 Index % change on same month of previous year (yr on yr) % change on previous Month and current Month
1 All Groups CPI 100.00 105.75 108.94 109.09 0.14 3.16
2 Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages 46.04 107.77 114.42 114.31 0.28 6.47
3 Tobacco & Narcotics 1.25 120.18 115.43 115.43 0.00 -3.95
4 Clothing & Footwear 5.03 99.96 103.47 108.49 4.85 8.54
5 Housing, Water, Electricity & Gas 23.41 105.99 104.96 103.55 -1.34 -2.30
6 Furnishing, Households and Maintenance 2.93 100.31 101.69 111.19 1.32 3.98
7 Health 5.00 102.90 99.05 99.05 0.00 -3.75
8 Transport 3.77 100.59 104.85 104.85 0.00 4.23
9 Communication 2.80 94.38 94.33 94.33 0.00 -0.06
10 Recreation & Culture 1.00 100.77 101.91 101.91 0.00 1.12
COICOP Classification Group CPI Weight August 2017 Index July 2018 Index August 2018 Index % change on same month of previous year (yr on yr) % change on previous Month and current Month

Over the twelve months to the month of August 2018 (inflation rate), the All Groups CPI increased 3.16 percent (3.16 index points), compared with a decrease of 3.10 percent over the twelve months to the month of July 2018.

 

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