Prices in East Timor rise 8.0 percent year on year in last quarter of 2010

9 February 2011

Dili, East Timor, 9 Feb – East Timor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) posted a rise of 8.0 percent in the final quarter of 2010 against the same period of 2009, the National Statistics Directorate said in Dili.

The rise was mainly due to increases in the prices of Food (10.3 percent rise), Clothing and Footwear (7.3 percent), Housing (6.2 percent) and Transport and Communications (4.4 percent).

As compared with the previous quarter ended in September, the CPI in the fourth quarter rose 4.1 percent, with rises in the categories of Food (5.4 percent), Clothing and Footwear (5.1 percent) and Alcohol and Tobacco (2.5 percent). (macauhub)