Qatar's CPI for April 2021 up 0.06% m-o-m, says PSA data
May 14 2021 10:34 PM
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Qatar's consumer price index (CPI) for April 2021 increased by 0.06% month-on-month (m-o-m) to reach
Qatar's consumer price index (CPI) for April 2021 increased by 0.06% month-on-month (m-o-m) to reach 97.24 points, while on a year-on-year basis, an increase of 1.02% was recorded in the general index (CPI) compared to April 2020, data from the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) showed.

Qatar's consumer price index (CPI) for April 2021 increased by 0.06% month-on-month (m-o-m) to reach 97.24 points, while on a year-on-year basis, an increase of 1.02% was recorded in the general index (CPI) compared to April 2020, data from the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) showed.
A m-o-m analysis of CPI for April 2021 showed an increase in indices of five main groups: recreation and culture (1.56%), miscellaneous goods and services (1.35%), transport (0.96%), furniture and household equipment (0.24%), and education (0.05%).
A decrease was recorded in food and beverages by 1.19%. This was followed by clothing and footwear (0.97%); housing, water, electricity and other fuel (0.52%); restaurants and hotels (0.13%); and communication (0.10%). Tobacco and health remained flat at the last month’s price level.
A comparison of April 2021 CPI with April 2020 (annual change) showed an increase in the general index (CPI) by 1.02%. This y-o-y price increase was due to rising prices in six groups: transport (13.40%), restaurants and hotels (6.55%), communication (4.03%), education (3.79%), miscellaneous goods and services (3.57%), and furniture and household equipment (3.29%).
A decrease in price levels was recorded in recreation and culture (7.83%); housing, water, electricity and other fuel (5.81%); clothing and footwear (5.75%); food and beverages (0.40%) and health (0.07%). No changes were recorded on tobacco.
The CPI of April 2021, excluding the housing, water, electricity and other fuel group stands at 99.65 points, recorded an increase of 0.20% compared to the index of March 2021, and a 2.80% increase when compared to the CPI of April 2020.
 
 



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