THE Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE) under the Prime Minister’s Office in a press release stated that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for September 2014 decreased by 0.1 per cent over August 2014.
A decrease of 0.6 per cent was recorded in the Recreation and Culture section due to the lower cost of audio-visual and sound equipment, computers and its accessories, recording media, newspaper, magazines and periodicals as well as packaged holidays and pilgrimages.
The department also recorded that the Health section decreased by 2.6 per cent due to the lower prices of medicinal preparations and patent medicines.
The Clothing and Footwear section also saw a decrease of 0.6 per cent following the lower prices of several selected garments as well as tailoring charges and cleaning of clothing.
On the other hand, the Food and Non-Alcoholic section saw an increase of 0.3 per cent due to the higher price of meat (0.05 per cent), fish and seafood (0.4 per cent), milk, dairy products and eggs (0.5 per cent), vegetables (3.1 per cent), sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery (less than 0.05 per cent), coffee, tea and cocoa (0.2 per cent) as well as mineral waters, soft drinks, fruit and vegetable juices (0.1 per cent).
CPI is a measure of price changes on the goods and services paid by the consumer in a specified period. The list of goods and services in the CPI is based on the average expenditure per household from the Household Expenditure Survey.
For the CPI full report for September 2014, the public can visit JPKE’s website at www.depd.gov.bn.