CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
2nd Quarter 2012
The Consumer Price Index, which stood at 132.3 in March 2012, registered a net increase of 0.5 point (or 0.4%) to reach 132.8 in June 2012.
The main reasons for the net increase in the CPI from March to June 2012 were:
- higher prices of food, mainly vegetables, bread, fish, rice and a variety of other food products;>
partly offset by
- lower interest rates on housing loan.
The headline inflation rate for the twelve months ending June 2012 works out to 5.1, same level as for the twelve months ending June 2011.
The headline inflation rate excluding 'Alcoholic beverages and tobacco' for the twelve months ending June 2012 works out to 3.7% compared to 4.6% for the twelve months ending June 2011.
Table 2a - Monthly Consumer Price Index, January 2003 - June 2012
Table 2b - Comparative Monthly Consumer Price Index , January 2003 - June 2012
Table 3 - Net contribution of main commodities that affected the index between March and June 2012
Table 4 : Monthly sub-indices by division of consumption expenditure, January - June 2012
Table 5 - Monthly CPI by division and group of consumption expenditure, July 2011 - June 2012
Table 6 - Inflation rate (%), 1990 - 2012
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