The con­sumer price in­dex (CPI) has in­creased by 2.95 per­cent

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The Con­sumer Price In­dex (CPI) for March 2016 that is from March 2015 to March 2016 has in­creased by 2.95 per­cent. This was 0.04 per­cent­age point lesser than the pre­vi­ous month which was 2.98 per­cent. Prices of food went up by 2.78 per­cent and non-food by 3.06 per­cent.

Ac­cord­ing to the monthly con­sumer price in­dex bul­letin March 2016 which was com­plied by na­tional statis­tic bureau stated that the prices for the elec­tric­ity, gas and other fu­els have re­mained the same with 7.21 per­cent dur­ing last March from dur­ing the last De­cem­ber.

The re­port also stated that the per­cent­age of in­fla­tion rates for fur­ni­ture and fur­nish­ing, car­pets and other floor cover was the high­est with 1.31 per­cent dur­ing last March from 0.19 per­cent dur­ing last De­cem­ber fol­lowed by au­dio-vis­ual, pho­to­graphic and in­for­ma­tion pro­cess­ing equip­ment with 0.40 per­cent from 0.14 per­cent dur­ing the same pe­riod.

The prices of do­mes­tic goods and ser­vices have in­creased by 4.24 per­cent due to in­crease in food prices by 4.10 per­cent and non-food prices by 4.32 per­cent, stated the re­port.

The re­port fur­ther stated that the price for the food items in­creases from 3.48 per­cent dur­ing last De­cem­ber to 4.10 per­cent dur­ing last March month. But for non-food items, it has de­creased from 4.72 per­cent to 4.32 per­cent dur­ing the same pe­riod.

While, the prices of imported goods has in­creased by 1.76 per­cent with cor­re­spond­ing in­crease in food prices by 1.71 per­cent and non­food prices by 1.79 per­cent.

Mean­while, the pur­chas­ing power of ngul­trum has de­creased by 2.86 per­cent in the past 12 months due to price rise in the econ­omy.

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