|02 December, 2019

Bahrain consumer price index up 1.9% in October

The most notable change in October 2019 was in the food and non-alcoholic beverages category

Image used for illustrative purpose. Palmtrees along King Faisal Highway in Bahrain. Showing the new developments. On the right the world trade center under a clear blue sky.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Palmtrees along King Faisal Highway in Bahrain. Showing the new developments. On the right the world trade center under a clear blue sky.

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Bahrain’s all item price index increased by 1.9 per cent in October, compared to the same month in 2018, said the kingdom’s Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) in its latest Consumer Price Index.

This 12-month change was higher than the 12-month change recorded in September 2019 (+1.2per cent) and higher than 12-month change recorded in August 2019 (+1.3per cent).

The most notable change in October 2019 was in the food and non-alcoholic beverages category, which saw an increase in prices by+4.3 per cent; mainly due to the increase in fish and seafood prices (25.5 per cent) followed by the price of vegetables (15.1 per cent).

Compared with the previous month, the October 2019 CPI increased by 0.6 per cent, reaching 100.5 points (April 2019=100).

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is designed to measure, in index form, the change in the average level of prices of consumption goods and services acquired or used by households. It is compiled and published every month by the IGA. – TradeArabia News Service

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