15 Apr Consumer Price Index (CPI) March 2019
The monthly change, March 2019 compared to February 2019, was a decrease of 0.04 percent (1.03 index points). This is compared to a monthly of 1.03 percent in the previous month of February 2019. The most significant monthly price increases were Education Group (5.34%). This was mainly due to increase price of Nursery and Quranic School fees.
Over the twelve months to the month of March 2019 (inflation rate), the All Groups CPI increase 3.17 percent (3.17 index points), compared with 3.09 percent over the twelve months to the month of February 2019.
Change In The Price Indices For March 2019
|wdt_ID||COICOP Classification Group||CPI Weight||March 2018 Index||February 2019 Index||March 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||107.39||110.75||110.79||0.04%||3.17%|
|2||Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages||46.04||110.94||112.52||112.04||-0.43%||0.99%|
|3||Tobacco & Narcotics||1.25||121.56||138.02||141.94||2.84%||16.77%|
|4||Clothing & Footwear||5.03||100.17||109.85||111.44||1.44%||11.25%|
|5||Housing, Water, Electricity & Gas||23.41||106.44||107.22||107.19||-0.03%||0.70%|
|6||Furnishing, Households and Maintenance||2.93||100.79||104.50||104.30||-0.20%||3.48%|
|10||Recreation & Culture||1.00||101.28||102.79||102.39||-0.39%||1.10%|
|COICOP Classification Group||CPI Weight||March 2018 Index||February 2019 Index||March 2019 Index||% change on previous month and current month||% change on same month of previous year (yr on yr)|
The rate of inflation for March 2019 is the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the twelve-month period, from March 2018 to March 2019.The All Groups CPI increased 3.17 percent (+3.17 index points) over the twelve months to March 2019 compared to 3.09 percent over the twelve months to February 2019.The All Groups CPI monthly change for March 2019 was a decrease of 0.04 percent. This is compared to 1.03 percent recorded for February 2019.
The rate of inflation for Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas are the most significant items in the consumer basket in terms of expenditure and have the largest weighted influence on the All Groups CPI.