Díli, 17 November 2020, The Director General of Statistics Timor-Leste, Mr. Elias dos Santos Ferreira today release report of Consumer Price Index-CPI for October 2020. The event was held at the GDS REHA Conference Room, Caicoli, Dili.
During the meeting the presenter is presenting that All Groups percentage of Consumer Price Index-CPI change fall (-0.1%) for the month of October 2020, compared to September 2020 also decrease (-0.1%). Percentage change of All Groups (-0.1%) and it was contributed from Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverage (-0.1%), Transports (-0.6%), Alcohol and Tobacco (-0.2%), Clothing and Footwear (-0.2%), Housing (-0.1%). Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverage decreased due to an impact of majority from sub-group of Rice (-0.4%), Sugar, Marmalade, Honey, Chocolate and Confectionery (-0.6%), Fish and Sea Food (-0.1%), and Fruits (-0.7%). Vegetables (+0.2%) become as contrary change for an inflation group of Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverage.
An annual percentage of Consumer Price Index-CPI change increased (+0.6%) compared month of October 2020 – October 2019, It was contributed by Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverage (+1.1%), Education (+2.6%), Clothing and Footwear (+1.7%) and Housing (+0.7%). Transports (-2.3%), Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance (-0.4%), Alcohol and Tobacco (-0.2%), and Communication (-0.7%), become as opposing change for annual October 2020.
Tradable Inflation fall (-0.2%) and Non-Tradeable increased (+0.1%) in compared in the month of October 2020 – September 2020.
Tradable Inflation increased (+0.5%) and Non-Tradeable inflation rose (+0.8%) in an annual compared in month of October 2020 – October 2019.
The participants that was attended for the launching of CPI reports were attending by Line ministries, Timor-Leste’s Central Bank, Word Food Program, NGO of Luta Hamutuk and Lao Hamutuk, Media as well as staffs that from Directorate General of Statistics.