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Thursday , October 22 2020

‘Inflation in Kuwait rose 0.89 percent in August’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 20, (KUNA): Basic consumer prices (inflation) rose by 0.89 percent in August compared to the same month last year, the monthly report of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) showed.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased monthly to 113.2 by 0.09%, as compared to July, as a result of high prices of major groups in the movement of the indices. And annually consumer prices registered in August 2018 increased by 0.89% compared with August 2017, said the Central Statistical Bureau in a report released on Thursday.

Following the annual price movement in August 2018: Food and beverage group increased by 1.40%, cigarette and tobacco prices by 13.51%, clothing and footwear decreased by 1.03%, housing services decreased by 0.94%.

Meanwhile, household furniture prices increased by 2.00%, health group rose by 3.11%, transportation increased by 1.78%, communication group by 5.12%, recreation and cultural group by 3.83%, education by 1.71%. As to the prices of restaurants and hotels, they climbed by 1.34%, miscellaneous goods and services by 2.48%.

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