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02/04/2009
LATEST FIGURES: CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, MAR 2009
02/04/2009


The Consumer Price Index for March 2009, increased by 1,54 units or 1,43% to 109,36 units compared to 107,82 in February 2009. This is mainly due to increases in the prices of clothing and footwear items following the end of the winter sales as well as to increases in the prices of certain fresh vegetables and fruit. Decreases have been recorded in the prices of electricity and diesel for motor cars and heating.

The rate of increase of the Index and therefore the rate of inflation for March 2009 rose to 1,1% compared to 0,7% in February 2009 and 4,7% in March 2008.

For the period January-March 2009, the CPI recorded an increase of 1,0% compared to the corresponding period of 2008.













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