The inflation rate in the Sultanate, calculated in terms of consumer price index (CPI), fell by 0.01% in September 2019 compared to the same month of 2018, according to the latest data released by the NCS÷ on consumer prices' index. According to the report, the inflation rate in the month of September dropped by 0.56% compared to August 2019.
The food and non-alcoholic beverages group witnessed a price rise by 1.64%; furnishings, household equipment, and routine household maintenance by 5.16%; health by 0.20; restaurants and hotels by 0.36%; education by 1.99%; and recreation and culture by 0.60%.
However, the prices of housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels fell by 0.28%; transport by 2.57%; communication by 0.32%; and miscellaneous goods and services by 2.11% in September 2019 compared to the same month of the previous year.
Among foods and non-alcoholic beverages group, a marked fall of 0.68% was witnessed in meat. Meanwhile, the price of fish and seafood; milk, cheese and eggs; fruit; and vegetables rose by 3.18%, 0.38%, 1.69%, and 0.90, respectively.
However, non-alcoholic beverages registered a price rise of 13.49%, while those of clothing and footwear fell by 1.35% in September 2019 against the same period of 2018.