Price Indices

Summary Inflation Report Consumer Price Index (2000=100) : May 2008

· The year-on-year headline inflation rate at the national level further jumped to 9.6 percent in May from 8.3 percent in April, the highest inflation since January 1999 (10.5%). This was primarily triggered by the continuing higher annual price increases in the heavily-weighted food, beverages and tobacco (FBT) index. The rest of the commodity groups also posted higher inflation rates during the month. Inflation a year ago was 2.4 percent.

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