The inflation rate in the Sultanate of Oman rose by 2.9% in June 2022 compared to last year, the National Centre for Statistics and Information said.
Ad-Dakhliyah Governorate ranked first in the inflation rate at 3.7%, followed by the governorates of Adh-Dhahirah, Al-Buraymi, Ash-Sharqiyah South and North at a rate of 3.3%.
The inflation rate in the Governorate of Al-Batinah North reached 3.1%, and the Dhofar Governorate 2.8%, while the lowest inflation rate was in Muscat Governorate at 2.3%.
The rise in inflation in June is attributed to increase in the prices of main groups, such as foodstuffs and non-alcoholic beverages by 6.1%, education by 5.1%, the transportation by 4.2%, the health by 2.8%, and the commodities and miscellaneous services by 1.7%, culture and recreation by 1.5%, restaurants and hotels by 1.2%, furniture, fixtures, household equipment and usual household maintenance group by 0.9%, clothing and footwear group by 0.8%, housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels group by 0.7%, while the statistics showed a stable inflation rate in the communications group and the tobacco group at 0.0%.
The NCSI data showed the oil and fat price index increased by 19.1%, the fruit price index by 9.2%, meat prices by 8.%, vegetable prices by 6.9%, non-alcoholic beverages by 4.6%, fish and seafood by 4.6%, the prices of bread and cereals by 3.7%, the prices of sugar, jam, honey and sweets by 1.8%, the prices of milk, cheese and eggs by 1.8%, and the prices of other foodstuffs by 1.7%.