Consumer Price Index (September, 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 September 2019 (Base year 2012=100).

Highlights of CPI, September 2019.

1.    Annual Inflation

The Annual Headline Inflation for the year ending of September 2019 constant 4.0 percent compared to the 4.0 percent recorded for the year ended August 2019.

The Annual Food Crops Inflation increase 10.6 percent for the year ending September 2019 compared to 8.6 percent recorded for the year ended August 2019.The drivers of changes were Tangerines an increase to 2.7 percent for the year ending September 2019 compared to 1.7 percent registered for the year ending August 2019.

Papaya – Pawpaw inflation registered an increase 8.6 percent for the year ending September 2019 compared to the (0.6) percent recorded for the year ended August 2019. .Similarly, Green Pepper inflation an increase 5.0 percent for the ending year ending September 2019 compared to the (0.4) percent for the year ended August 2019.. In addition, the Carrots (Dabacasaha) inflation an increase 12.3 percent for the ending year ending September 2019 compared to 8.2 percent for the year ended August 2019.

The Annual Energy Inflation, Fuels and Utilities (EFU) increase to (1.4) percent for the year ending September 2019 compared (2.3) percent recorded for the year ended August 2019. The drivers were Petrol inflation increase (22.2) percent for the year ending September 2019 compared to (30.0) percent recorded for the year ended August 2019 Similarly, the Diesel inflation remain (18.8) percent for the year ending September 2019 compared to (18.8) percent for the year ended August 2019. In addition, the Charcoal inflation slight decrease 18.0 percent for the ending year ending September 2019 compared to 19.3 percent for the year ended August 2019.

  1. Monthly Inflation

The Monthly Headline Inflation for the year ending of September 2019 increase 0.3 percent compared to the 0.2 percent recorded August 2019.

Monthly Food Inflation of September 2019 increase 2.0 percent compared 0.4 percent recorded in ending August 2019.

Food Crop & Related items monthly Inflation increase 2.0 percent in September 2019 compared 0.4 percent recorded in August 2019, In addition Core monthly inflation decrease 0.1 percent during September 2019 compared 0.3 percent recorded in August 2019 and.  Similarly, the Monthly Energy Fuel & utilities Inflation constant by minus 1.5 percent for the month of September 2019 compared to minus 1.5 percent recorded during August 2019.

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