Saturday, December 18, 2010
From John Robertson
Consumer Price Index details show very few changes of consequence in the past month, the main exceptions being a sharp increase in the prices of fresh vegetables and another fall in the prices of electrical appliances. Of the 69 goods and services identified, 29 showed a fall in prices over the month of November and a similar number showed prices lower than they were in November 2009. Against the base of December 2008=100, the steepest increases by November 2010 were for Dental Services, for which the index had reached 241,8, followed by rates at 191,4 and Fuel & Lubricants at 153,8. The index number for 39 of the 69 items listed were still registering numbers below the base of 100 after almost two years.