CPI by commodity group, Year-on-Year
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco showed the highest CPI (311.8 index points) among the commodity groups. The group of restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services followed with 127.4 index points. Transport registered the least CPI of 100.8 index points followed by communication with 103.3 index points.
Inflation Rate, Year-on-Year
The inflation rate (IR) in the province was recorded at 1.6 percent during the reference month. It decreased by 0.5 percentage point from the previous month’s figure of 2.1 percent, but it increased by 1.0 percentage points from the rate a year ago at 0.6 percent.
Inflation Rate by Commodity Group, Year-on-Year