Emirates CPI up by 1.43% in first half of 2011

ABU DHABI - The National Bureau of Statistic published the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the UAE for the first half of 2011 which is increased by 1.43% compared to its value at the end of the first half of 2010.

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Published: Tue 19 Jul 2011, 11:32 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:57 AM

The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the UAE reached 116.10 in June 2011, and with comparison with the base year (2007 =100); It increased by 0.44% compared to its value at the end of May 2011, and increased by 1.73% compared to its value at the end of June 2010.

The findings of the CPI for June 2011 at the national level indicate increases in the following major expenditure groups:

· Furniture and Other Items +2.34%

· Food and Soft Drinks + 1.44%

· Miscellaneous goods and services +0.67%

· Housing + 0.17 %

· Transportation + 0.02%

· Textiles, Clothing and Footwear + 0.45% At the same time, there were decreases in other major expenditure groups:

· Communications -0.29%

· Restaurants & Hotels - 0.01%

· Recreation and culture -0.01%



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