Consumer Price Index Goes up by 0.10% in November 2013

Consumer Price Index Goes up by 0.10% in November 2013
2013-12-16 19:46:59

WAM Abu Dhabi, 16th Dec. 2013 (WAM) — The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) reached 118.89 in November 2013, and with comparison with the base year (2007 =100); it increased by 0.10% compared to its value at the end of October 2013, while it increased by 1.40% compared to its value at the end of November 2012, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said today.

The findings of the CPI for November 2013 at the national level indicated increases in the following major expenditure groups: – Furniture and Household Goods +1.02 % – Restaurants and Hotels +0.65 % – Miscellaneous Goods and Services +0.42 % – Food and Soft Drinks +0.15 % – Beverages and Tobacco +0.06 % – Housing +0.01 % At the same time, the NBS noted, there were decreases in other major expenditure group: – Medical Care -0.42% – Transportation -0.14% – Textiles, Clothing and Footwear -0.10% – Recreation and Culture -0.06 % – Communications -0.01% At the Emirate level, the CPI fluctuated considerably in the various emirates as shown below: – Abu Dhabi +0.14% – Dubai + 0.25% – Sharjah -0.13 % – Ajman + 0.27% – Umm Al-Quwain + 0.11% – Ras Al-Khaimah – 0.02% – Fujairah -0.15% WAM/TF

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