Consumer Price Index (CPI) May 2018

Consumer Price Index (CPI) May 2018

The Consumer Price Index was 104.3% in April 2018 and it has decreased to 98.3% in May 2018. Similarly, the Consumer Price Index for food items decreased  -5.8 % in May compared to April 2018.  While the Consumer Price Index for non-food items has decreased -5.7% in May compared to April 2018. In general, Table 1 shows that all Consumer Price Index items decreased from April 2018 to May 2018.

Inflation Rate

The monthly inflation rate for all items was -5.8 percent in May 2018, down from 3.8 percent in April 2018. The inflation rate for food items was 10.6 percent in April and it decreased to -6.4 percent in May while non-food items was 1.9 percent in April and it changed to -5.7 percent in May. It indicates that there is a big change for monthly inflation rate in food items than non-food and all items.

CPI 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 CPI are  weighted  according  to  the  relative  importance  of  commodities  in  the  total  expenditures  of consumers.

CPI Monthly 2018

wdt_ID CPI CPI Month Monthly CPI CPI Food CPI non-Food Monthly Inflation Rates Monthly Inflation Food Monthly Inflation Non-Food All Items Annual Inflation Food Annual Inflation Non ? Food Annual Inflation
1 Year Month All Items CPI Food Non - Food All Items CPI Food Non - Food Annual Inflation Food Annual Non ? Food
2 2018 Jan 101.7 99.2 102.5 5.7 0 7.6 6.3 3.8 7.1
3 2018 Feb 100.7 97.6 101.6 -1 -1.7 -0.9 -3.4 -8.7 -1.8
4 2018 March 100.5 99.3 100.8 -0.2 1.8 -0.8 -1.9 1 -2.8
5 2018 April 104.3 109.8 102.7 3.8 10.6 1.9 7.7 11.3 6.7
6 2018 May 98.3 102.8 96.9 -5.8 -6.4 -5.7 0.5 1.1 0.4
7 2018 June 97.2 92.9 98.5 -1.1 -9.6 1.7 -5.9 -5.2 -6.1
CPI CPI Month Monthly CPI CPI Food CPI non-Food Monthly Inflation Rates Monthly Inflation Food Monthly Inflation Non-Food All Items Annual Inflation Food Annual Inflation Non ? Food Annual Inflation

CPI Report in May 2018