Bahrain Novem­ber in­fla­tion rises to 1.9%

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Bahrain’s sta­tis­tics of­fice re­leased the fol­low­ing Novem­ber con­sumer price data. Hous­ing and util­ity costs, which ac­count for 24 per­cent of con­sumer ex­penses, rose 3.0 per­cent from a year ear­lier. Prices of food and non-al­co­holic bev­er­ages, which ac­count for 16 per­cent, fell 5.1 per­cent partly be­cause meat prices came down to more nor­mal lev­els af­ter ini­tially soar­ing in Oc­to­ber 2015 when the gov­ern­ment re­moved meat sub­si­dies. Trans­port prices jumped 14.9 per­cent af­ter Bahrain raised gaso­line prices in Jan­uary.

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