Inflation in Macau reaches 4.56 pct in 2015

22 January 2016

Macau’s inflation rate in 2015 was 4.56 percent, the lowest since 2010, according to data released by the Macau Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

In 2014, the inflation rate was 6.05 percent, against 5.50 percent in 2013, 6.11 percent in 2012 and 5.81 percent in 2011, thus the 2015 figures is the lowest since 2010, when it stood at 2.81 percent.

According to DSEC, the annual inflation rate increased by 3.7 percentage points as a result of the increase in house rents, the price of meals bought away from home and car parks rents, but the drop in prices of petrol and liquid petroleum gas “offset part of the inflationary pressure.”

In 2015 there were substantial increases in the price indices of alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+17.33 percent) and housing & fuels (+8.06 percent). (macauhub/MO)