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September Quarter 2020

June Quarter 2020

March Quarter 2020

MARCH QUARTER 2021

Facts

The major contributors to the increase in the March Quarter were the Education Group, Health Group, Transport Group, Recreation Group, and Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages Group,

Highlights

The All Group CPI increased by 0.6 percent from December Quarter 2020 to March Quarter 2021.

The All-Group CPI also shows an annual increase of 4.6 percent from March quarter 2020 to March quarter 2021.

Education Group (+19.9%)

The Education Group Index increased by 19.9 percent in this quarter mainly due to the increase in Educational Fees (+26.1%).

Health Group (+5.0%)

The Health Group Index increased by 5.0 percent in this quarter was mainly due to the increase in Medical Services fees (+5.3%).

Transport Group (+2.2%)

The Transport Group Index increased by 2.2 percent this quarter due to increase in prices for

  • Other Services (+10.8%) and
  • Fuel and Lubricants (+9.5%).

 

Recreation Group (+1.4%)

 The Recreation Group Index increased by 1.4 percent this quarter showing an increase in

  • Goroka-Mt-Hagen-Madang (+5.0%)
  • Alotau-Kimbe-Kokopo/Rabaul (+2.6%) and
  • less change in Port Moresby and Lae.  

Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages Group (+1.0%)

The Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages Group Index increased by 1.0 percent this quarter due to increase in Prices for

  • Oils and Fats (+3.2%) and
  • Dairy Products, Eggs, Cheese (+2.7%).

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