The Sultanate's Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based inflation fell by 1.22% in September 2020 compared to the same month of 2019, according to the latest data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) on consumer price index.
According to the report, the inflation rate in the month of September fell by 0.43% compared to August 2020.
The price of food and non-alcoholic beverages witnessed a rise by 0.40%; health by 0.29%; education by 2.21% and restaurants and hotels by 0.27%.
However, the prices of housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels fell by 0.42%; communication by 0.02%; miscellaneous goods and services by 1.14%; and furnishings, household equipment & routine household maintenance by 0.31% in September 2020 compared to the same month of 2019.
Meanwhile, among foods and non-alcoholic beverages category, a marked rise was witnessed in the price of fruit; vegetables; and meat by 4.02%; 5.96%; and 1.02%, respectively.
However, the price of fish and seafood fell by 10.24%, bread and cereals by 0.20%; and milk, cheese and eggs by 0.22.
Non-alcoholic beverages registered a price rise of 0.25%, while those of clothing and footwear fell by 0.56% in September 2020 against the same period of 2019.