Macau, China, 23 Aug – Consumer prices in Macau increased 0.05 percent in July, relative to June, and 5.07 percent compared to July 2005, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said.
The most significant increases came in the categories of recreation and culture (+1.38 percent), housing and fuel (+1.12 percent) and transport (+0.92 percent). These rises were held back by the decrease in prices of clothing and footwear (-4.42 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.65 percent).
For the seven months ending in July, consumer prices increased 5.69 percent, in relation to the same period last year, and the variation in the average index of the 12 months ended in July, in relation to the previous 12 months, was a 5.56 percent increase.
Since January of this year the Consumer Price Index has been published by the Macau Statistics and Census Bureau based on the new period of July 2004 to June 2005. (macauhub)