Kuwait’s Central Statistical Bureau: Annual CPI increased by 3.82 pct last Oct.

The annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in October 2021 by 3.82 percent compared with October 2020, said the Central Statistical Bureau of Kuwait Thursday.

In a press statement, obtained by KUNA, the bureau indicated the CPI increased monthly to 122.4 by 0.25 percent, as a result of high prices of major groups in the movement of the indices.

On an annual level, the price movement in October 2021 went as follows with the food and Beverage group prices increased by 7.73 percent. Cigarette and tobacco group prices were stable.

“The prices of clothing and footwear group prices increased by 5.37 percent.” “Housing services group increased by 0.78 percent, the Household Furniture group prices increased by 2.45 percent, Health group prices increased by 2.35 percent, the Transportation group prices increased by 4.17 percent,” indicated the bureau.

It pointed out that “Communication group prices increased by 4.16 percent, recreation and cultural group prices increased by 3.70 percent, the prices of the education group increased by 18.86 percent, the prices of restaurants and hotels group increased by 1.22 percent.

Source: Kuwait News Agency