Qatar’s Consumer Price Index for May 2019 Drops by 0.66%


June 12, 2019


The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) has released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of May 2019. The CPI reached to 107.67 point (base year is 2013), showing a decrease of 0.56% when compared to CPI of April 2019. Compared to the CPI of May 2018, (year-on-year basis), the CPI of May 2019 has recorded a drop of 0.66%.


A comparison of the CPI, May 2019 with the CPI, May 2018 (Annual Change), shows a decrease has been recorded in the general index (CPI), by 0.66%. This is primary due to the decreasing prices seen in the five groups, namely: “Communication” by 10.45%, “Recreation & Culture” by 7.26%, “Housing, Water, Electricity & other Fuel” by 2.18%, “Food & Beverages” by 1.29%, and “Miscellaneous Goods & Services” by 0.88%.


As for annual increases, they have been recorded in the price levels of seven groups namely: “Tobacco” by 127.19%, “Education” by 9.25%, “Furniture & Household Equipment” by 1.77%, “Transport” by 1.56%, “Clothing & Footwear” by 0.61%, “Health” by 0.83%, “Restaurants & Hotels” by 0.35%.


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