The All Groups CPI was 110.75 in the month of February 2019, compared with 109.62 in the month of January 2019. The monthly change, February 2019 compared to January 2019, was an increase of 1.03 percent (1.03 index points). This is compared to a monthly decrease of -1.39 percent in the previous month of January 2019. The most significant monthly price increases were Health group (+15.33percent). This was mainly due to increases in medical services of the out-patient services consultation.
COMESA region annual inflation rate stood at 20.2% in April 2019. The year on year, inflation rate (annual percentage change) in the COMESA region as measured by the Harmonized Consumer Price Index (HCPI-COMESA) stood at 20.2% for the month of April 2019, marginally up from 20.7% registered in March 2019. A year earlier, the rate was 19. 6%. The month on month inflation rate in the COMESA region as measured by HCPI-COMESA stood at 1. 8% for the month of April 2019, up from 1.4% registered in March 2019. It was 2.2% in March 2018.
The SADC Region registered annual inflation rate of 7.9% in April 2019 compared to April 2018 as measured by the HCPI. Month on Month inflation rate registered an increase of 0.6% in April 2019 compared to March 2019.
This publication provides monthly Consumer Price Indices of Somaliland composite which is based on two main market baskets of Hargeisa urban households and Hargeisa was further sampled into 124 outlets. However, the current Consumer Price Index was constructed the results of the 2012 Somaliland Household budget survey (SHS). During the exercise, markets were incorporated into the Index. Only the household final consumption expenditure data for the Hargeisa domain were analyzed and used to compute the Somaliland CPI weights. The CPI is now classified as an international standard, referring to...