15 Jan CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (CPI) December 2018
The All items CPI index was 109.62 in the month of December 2018, compared with 111.85 in the month of November 2018.
The monthly change, in December 2018 compared to November 2018, was a decrease of -0.62 percent (index points). This is compared to a monthly increase of 0.21 percent in the previous month of November 2018. The most significant monthly price increases were for the Group Restaurants & Hotels (+3.69 percent). This was mainly due to increases in prices for Restaurants, cafés and the like(S). Most of the upwards contribution came from prices of restaurants (+5.80%) (Chart 2).
Change In The Price Indices For December 2018
|wdt_ID||COICOP Classification Group||CPI Weight||December 2017 Index||Novermber 2018 Index||December 2018 Index||% change on previous Month and current Month||% change on same month of previous year (yr on yr)|
|1||All Groups CPI||100.00||107.69||111.85||109.62||-0.62%||3.22%|
|2||Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages||46.04||110.32||116.83||113.62||0.05%||5.96%|
|3||Tobacco & Narcotics||1.25||130.57||125.81||127.68||-1.13%||-4.73%|
|4||Clothing & Footwear||5.03||100.57||108.35||108.85||0.49%||8.26%|
|5||Housing, Water, Electricity & Gas||23.41||107.61||109.28||105.69||-3.35%||-1.85%|
|6||Furnishing, Households and Maintenance||2.93||101.17||104.58||104.30||-0.28%||3.08%|
|10||Recreation & Culture||1.00||101.41||101.95||102.55||0.54%||1.08%|
|COICOP Classification Group||CPI Weight||December 2017 Index||Novermber 2018 Index||December 2018 Index||% change on previous Month and current Month||% change on same month of previous year (yr on yr)|
The rate of inflation for December 2018 is the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the twelve-month period, from December 2017 to December 2018.The All items CPI decreased 3.22 percent over the twelve months to December 2018 compared to 3.99 percent over the twelve months to November 2018.