Consumer Price Index ( April, 2019 )

SOMALILAND CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
The Central Statistics Department of the Ministry of Planning & National Development (MoPND),
has released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Month of April 2019 (Base year 2012=100).
Highlights of CPI, April 2019.
1. Annual Inflation
The Annual Headline Inflation for the year ending April 2019 decline at 6.6 percent compared to the
7.0 percent recorded April 2018.
The Annual Food Crops Inflation increase 5.1 percent for the year ending April 2019 compared to 3.6
percent in April 2018. The drivers of changes were Beans, dry increase to 7.3 percent for the year ending
April 2019 compared to 2.4 percent registered similar month previous year. Cabbages (Fresh Or Chilled)
inflation registered an increase 19.5 percent for the year ending April 2019 compared to the 14.4 percent
recorded to the corresponded similar month previous year .Similarly, Sweet/ripe bananas inflation increase
12.1 percent for the year ending April 2019 compared to 10.4 percent to corresponding month of the previous
year. In addition, the Mango, Avocado pea inflation increase 13.9 percent for the year ending April 2019
compared to 25.8 percent corresponded similar month of the previous year.
The Annual Energy Inflation, Fuels and Utilities (EFU) increase to 9.4 percent for the year ending April
2019 compared 5.8 percent recorded to corresponding month of the previous year. The drivers were Diesel
inflation increase 9.6 percent for the year ending April 2019 compared to (3.8) percent recorded to the
corresponding month of the preceding year. In addition, the Petrol Inflation decrease (5.1) percent in April
2019 compared (7.4) percent recorded in corresponding similar month of the previous year.

2. Monthly Inflation
The Monthly Headline Inflation for April 2019 increase 0.4 percent compared to 0.3 percent recorded in
March 2019. The Core monthly inflation increases 0.5 percent during April 2019 compared to the 0.4 percent
recorded in March 2019. In addition Food Crop & Related items monthly Inflation remains constant by 0.4
percent in April 2019 to 0.4 percent recorded in March 2019. Similarly, the Monthly Energy Fuel & utilities
Inflation Increase by minus 0.6 percent for the month of April 2019 compared to 0.03 percent recorded during
March 2019.

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