Inflation inched up in January, with Bermuda consumers paying three per cent more than they did a year earlier for the basket of goods and services measured in the island’s Consumer Price Index [CPI].
The inflation rate increased 0.1 per cent from the 2.9 per cent measured in December 2011.
The Health & Personal Care sector remained the largest contributor to the twelve-month rate of price increase. The annual increase to January 2012 was 6.9 per cent.
The Food and Fuel & Power sectors also impacted strongly on the annual rate of inflation. Price shifts in these two sectors were 3.8 and 13.4 per cent, respectively.
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