0.16% is the increase of the Consumer Price Index for March

0.16% is the increase of the Consumer Price Index for March

The monthly report issued by the Department of Statistics indicates an increase in the Consumer Price Index for March 2021 to reach 102.21 against 102.05 for the same month of 2020 recorded an increase by 0.16 %. This mainly was a result of the increase of Tobacco and Cigarettes by 0.18 percentage points, Fruits and Nuts by 0.11 percentage points, Oils and Fats by 0.08 percentage points and Transportation by 0.08 percentage points. Meanwhile, there was a decrease in the price of Vegetables and Legumes Dry and Canned by 0.48 percentage points, Fuels and Lighting by 0.24 percentage points, Clothes by 0.03 percentage points and culture and entertainment by 0.02  percentage points.

On a monthly level, the Consumer Price Index for March 2021 has reached 102.21 against 101.91 in February for the same year, recording an increase by 0.29%. This has resulted mainly from an increase in the price of Transportation by 0.18 percentage points, Fruits and Nuts by 0.13 percentage points, Meat and Poultry by 0.04 percentage points, Fuels and Lighting by 0.03 percentage points and Oils and Fats by 0.03 percentage points.  Meanwhile, there was a decrease in the price of Health by 0.08 percentage points, Clothes by 0.02 percentage points, personal items by 0.02 percentage points and Vegetables and Legumes Dry and Canned by 0.01 percentage points.

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