Singapore CPI increases 2.7 pct in June on-year

17:13, July 23, 2010      

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Singapore's consumer price index(CPI) increased by 2.7 percent in June, compared with June last year, latest figures by the Department of Statistics showed on Friday.

The rise reflected mainly higher costs of transport, housing and food.

Higher prices of cars and petrol contributed to the 10.3 percent increase in the cost of transport.

Following higher electricity and gas tariffs, housing cost rose by 2.3 percent. Food prices went up by a slight 1.2 percent as a result of increased prices of prepared meals, vegetables, rice & other cereals as well as chilled meat.

For the first half of 2010, the CPI for general households rose by 2.0 percent compared with the same period in 2009.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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