Maldives monthly inflation increases by 0.12 percent

Monthly inflation in the Maldives has increased by 0.12 percent according to statistics from the Department of National Planning.

Figures show that the consumer price index – a measure showing changes in the price level of consumer goods – saw an overall rise of 0.12 percent in January 2013, compared to 0.39 percent in December 2012, local media reported.

In January, inflation in the education sector rose by 4.58 percent, while an increase of 2.12 percent inflation was attributed to the health sector.

The most significant price falls recorded in January were from information processing equipment and vegetables, a reduction of 8.65 percent and 2.96 percent respectively.