Thursday, September 24, 2020

Increase of Consumer Price Index by 0.4% in September 2017- Bahrain

  • The Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 0.4% in September 2017, compared with August 2017.
  • The CPI increased by 1.8% in September 2017, compared with the same period of 2016.
  • The CPI increased by 1.7% in third quarter of 2017, compared with the same period of 2016.
  • The CPI increased by 0.9% in third quarter of 2017, compared with the second quarter of 2017.
  • The inflation rate in consumer prices for the period from January until September of 2017 was 1.1% compared with the same period of 2016.
Consumer Price Index (Points) Year
January-September September August
127.4 128.2 127.4 2016
128.8 130.5 130.0 2017
1.1 1.8 2.0 Percentage Change (%)

 

Table 1: Summary of the Changes on CPI

  1. Consumer Price Index during September 2017 compared with August 2017

The CPI has increased by 0.4% in September 2017, compared with August 2017 as shown by the increase in the CPI from 130 points in August 2017 to 130.5 points in September 2017.  The following table presents the CPI developments at the major groups’ level:

Main Group September

2017 (Point)

August 2017 (Point) Percentage Change (%)[1] September 2016 (Point) Percentage of Change (%)[2]
Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages 157.8 157.6 0.1 154.7 2.0
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco 208.4 207.1 0.6 205.5 1.4
Clothing & Footwear 116.1 117.1 -0.8 110.0 5.5
Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & other Fuels 118.9 117.4 1.3 113.2 5.0
Furnishing, Household Equipment & Routine Household Maintenance 132.8 133.9 -0.8 134.4 -1.2
Health Care Services 117.3 117.3 0.0 117.3 0.0
Transportation 124.5 124.5 0.0 127.0 -2.0
Communication 86.8 86.8 0.0 87.0 -0.2
Recreation & Culture 146.6 146.7 -0.1 143.4 2.2
Education 139.0 136.8 1.6 136.8 1.6
Restaurants 123.4 122.6 0.6 121.8 1.3
Miscellaneous Goods & Services 147.6 146.5 0.7 147.2 0.3
General CPI 130.5 130.0 0.4 128.2 1.8

 

Table 2: Comparison of CPI (2006=100)

  1. Consumer Price Index during September 2017 compared with September 2016

The CPI increased by 1.8% in September 2017, compared with the same period of 2016, as shown by the increase in the CPI from 128.2 points in September 2016 to 130.5 points in September 2017. The main upward contributions resulted from the ‘Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and other Fuels’ group (up by 5%).

  1. Consumer Price Index during third quarter of 2017 compared with third quarter of 2016:

The CPI increased by 1.7% in third quarter of 2017, compared with the same period of 2016; as shown by the increase in the CPI from 127.8 points in third quarter of 2016 to 130 points in third quarter of 2017.  The following table shows the CPI development at the major groups’ level:

Main Group Third Quarter (Q3) 2017

(Point)

Third Quarter (Q3) 2016

(Point)

Percentage change

(%)[3]

Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages 157.8 153.9 2.5
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco 207.2 206.4 0.4
Clothing & Footwear 115.1 111.6 3.1
Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & other Fuels 117.9 113.2 4.1
Furnishing, Household Equipment & Routine Household Maintenance 133.5 133.5 0.0
Health Care Services 117.3 118.0 -0.6
Transportation 124.9 126.6 -1.3
Communication 86.8 87.0 -0.2
Recreation & Culture 145.5 143.1 1.7
Education 137.5 134.5 2.2
Restaurants 122.9 120.5 2.0
Miscellaneous Goods & Services 146.9 146.8 0.1
General CPI 130.0 127.8 1.7

 

Table 3: The CPI during the Q3 of 2017 compared with Q3 of 2016 (2006=100)

Appendix1:  

Main Group Bahraini Non-Bahraini All
Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages 158.7 154.8 157.8
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco 207.7 205.3 208.4
Clothing & Footwear 115.4 118.2 116.1
Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & other Fuels 118.5 124.4 118.9
Furnishing, Household Equipment & Routine Household Maintenance 133 131.9 132.8
Health Care Services 118.3 111.7 117.3
Transportation 124.3 124.9 124.5
Communication 85.0 91.9 86.8
Recreation & Culture 155.3 129.7 146.6
Education 130.9 152.2 139.0
Restaurants 123.4 123.4 123.4
Miscellaneous Goods & Services 157.3 127.6 147.6
General CPI 130.8 130.8 130.5

 

Table 4: CPI of September 2017 (2006=100)

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