15 Apr Consumer Price Index (CPI) March 2018
Consumer Price Index (CPI) March 2018
The Consumer Price Index was 98.2% in Feb 2018 and it has increased to 100.5% in March 2018. Similarly, the Consumer Price Index for food items increased 0.5% in March compared to February 2018. While the Consumer Price Index for non-food items has increased 2.8% in March compared to February 2018. In general, Table 1 shows that all Consumer Price Index items increased from February 2018 to March 2018.
The monthly inflation rate for all items is 2.3 percent in March 2018, up from -2.5 percent in Feb 2018. The inflation rate for food items was 1.3 percent in Feb and it decreased to 0.5 percent in March while non-food items was -3.5 percent in Feb and it changed to 2.9 percent in March. It indicates that there is a big change for monthly inflation rate in non-food items than food and all items.
Consumer Price Index is obtained by comparing through time, the cost of a fixed basket of commodities purchased by consumers. Since the basket contains commodities of unchanging or equivalent quantity and quality, the index reflects only pure price movements. Price movements of the goods and services represented in the Consumer Price Index are weighted according to the relative importance of commodities in the total expenditures of consumers.
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