Consumer Price Index (CPI) September 2019

Puntland Consumer price Index monthly report for September 2019

The All Groups CPI increased from 83.7 to 84.3 in the month of September 2019. The monthly change of September was an increase of 0.8 percent compared to a decrease of -0.6 percent in the previous month of August 2019.

The most significant monthly price increases were Health (+2.7%), Recreation and Culture (+2.7%), Furnishings, Household Equipment & Maintenance(+2.5%), Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (+1.2%), Housing, Water, Electricity & Gas (+0.6%) and Restaurants & Hotels (+0.2%).

These positive movements were partially offset by price decreases in Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco & Narcotics (-2.6%) and Clothing and Footwear (-1.0%) leading to a slightly positive result at the All Groups CPI level.

Change In The Price Indices For September 2019

wdt_ID COICOP Classification Group September 2018 Index August 2019 Index September 2019 Index August-19 to September-19 (monthly) % change September-18 to September 19 (Annual) % change
1 All Groups CPI 75.4 83.7 84.3 0.8 11.9
2 Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages 73.6 80.8 81.8 1.2 11.1
3 Tobacco & Narcotics 76.0 89.4 87.1 -2.6 14.1
4 Clothing & Footwear 71.2 85.4 84.6 -1.0 18.9
5 Housing, Water, Electricity & Gas 74.9 86.3 86.8 0.6 15.9
6 Furnishing, Households and Maintenance 79.3 84.3 86.4 2.5 9.0
7 Health 71.5 78.7 80.9 2.7 13.0
8 Transport 75.5 90.2 90.2 0.0 19.5
9 Communication 83.9 83.7 83.8 0.1 -0.1
10 Recreation & Culture 85.2 87.2 89.6 2.7 5.1
COICOP Classification Group September 2018 Index August 2019 Index September 2019 Index August-19 to September-19 (monthly) % change September-18 to September 19 (Annual) % change

The annual change (or inflation rate), over the twelve months to the month of September 2019, was an increase of 11.9 percent. This change is compared to an increase of 11.1 percent over the twelve months to the month of August 2019.

The most significant price increases were Transportation (+19.5%), Clothing and Footwear (+18.9%), Housing, Water, Electricity & Gas (+15.9%), Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco & Narcotics (+14.6%) and Health (+13.0%). In general, over the twelve months to the month of August 2019, there was a groundswell of positive price development except in Communication which had a decrease of -0.1 percent.

CPI Puntland Report in September 2019