15 Mar Consumer Price Index (CPI) February 2019
The monthly change, February 2019 compared to January 2019, was an increase of 1.03 percent (1.03 index points). This is compared to a monthly decrease of -1.39 percent in the previous month of January 2019. The most significant monthly price increases were Health group (+15.33percent). This was mainly due to increases in medical services of the out-patient services consultation.
Over the twelve months to the month of February 2019 (inflation rate), the All Groups CPI decrease 3.09 percent (3.09 index points), compared with an increase of 3.18 percent over the twelve months to the month of January 2019.
Change In The Price Indices For February 2019
|wdt_ID||COICOP Classification Group||CPI Weight||February 2018 Index||January 2019 Index||February 2019 Index||% change on previous month and current month||% change on same month of previous year (yr on yr)|
|1||All Groups CPI||100.00||107.43||109.62||110.75||1.03||3.09|
|2||Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages||46.04||110.80||113.62||112.64||-0.87||1.66|
|3||Tobacco & Narcotics||1.25||135.81||127.68||138.02||8.09||1.63|
|4||Clothing & Footwear||5.03||100.16||108.85||109.85||0.93||9.68|
|5||Housing, Water, Electricity & Gas||23.41||106.24||105.69||107.22||1.45||0.92|
|6||Furnishing, Households and Maintenance||2.93||101.21||104.30||104.50||0.19||3.25|
|10||Recreation & Culture||1.00||101.29||102.55||102.79||0.23||1.49|
|COICOP Classification Group||CPI Weight||February 2018 Index||January 2019 Index||February 2019 Index||% change on previous month and current month||% change on same month of previous year (yr on yr)|
The rate of inflation for February 2019 is the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the twelve-month period, from February 2018 to February 2019.The All Groups CPI increased 3.09 percent (+3.09 index points) over the twelve months to February 2019 compared to 3.18 percent over the twelve months to January 2019.
The All Groups CPI monthly change for February 2019 was an increase of 1.03 percent. This is compared to a decrease of -1.39 percent recorded for January 2018.