CPI by commodity group, Year-on-Year
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco showed the highest CPI (307.9 index points) among the commodity groups. The group of restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services followed with 127.2 index points. Transport registered the least CPI of 96.9 index points followed by communication with 103.1 index points.
Inflation Rate, Year-on-Year
The inflation rate (IR) in the province was recorded at 2.1 percent during the reference month. It increased by 0.2 percentage points from the previous month’s figure of 1.9 percent and by 0.1 percentage point from the rate a year ago at 2.0 percent.
By commodity group, IR was highest for alcoholic beverages and tobacco, posted at 15.9 percent during the month. Restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services (3.4 percent) exhibited the second highest IR, followed by the commodity group of recreation and culture (2.5 percent). Transport and commodity group of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels had negative IR of 4.6 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively. The rest of the commodity groups had IR ranging from 0.6 percent (furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house) to 2.1 percent (food and non-alcoholic beverages).