Macau ends 2010 with inflation rate of 2.81 percent

24 January 2011

Macau, China, 24 Jan – The inflation rate in Macau in 2010 totalled 2.81 percent, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Friday.

According to the Bureau, of that figure 1-9 percentage points were due to rises in the price of meals outside the home, men’s and women’s clothing, fresh fish and sea products, gasoline, gold jewellery, horticultural products and liquid petroleum gas (LPG).

In December, 2010 the Consumer Price Index posted a year on year rise of 3.92 percent against December, 2009, and of 0.59 percent against November, 2010.

In the fourth quarter of 2010, CPI rose 3.93 percent against the same quarter of 2009, with significant rises in the prices of various products and services (6.71 percent), clothing and footwear (6.06 percent), transport (5.81 percent), health (5.79 percent) and food and non-alcoholic drinks (5.04 percent). (macauhub)