The consumers price index (CPI) is a measure of inflation for the households of Niue. It records changes in the price of goods and services.

Statistical release: Consumer Price Index for June quarter 2019

Key findings:
1) CPI shows an increase of +0.8% since March 2019 index, and compared to June 2018, a +4.6% increase.
2) The main items which impacted the CPI this quarter were from the food category.

The complete report for statistical release: CPI June 2019 quarter can be downloaded here.

Figures at a glance
Base year (June 2018) 100.0 points
Mar-19 103.8 points
Jun-19 104.6 points
Movements/Inflation
Quarterly 0.83%
Annually 4.64%
Food index (points difference) 2.1%
Mar-19 105.2
Jun-19 107.3
Main movers of CPI this quarter
Largest positive contribution Meat (sheep): 0.49%
Largest negative contribution Meat (cow): -0.12%
Contributions to CPI
Category Quarterly Annually
Mar '19 Jun '19 Jun '18 Jun '19
00 All goods -1.00% 0.83% 10.65% 4.64%
01 Food and non-alcoholic beverages 0.32% 0.59% -0.20% 2.07%
02 Alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics 0.01% 0.00% 8.30% -0.04%
03 Clothing and footwear -0.02% 0.02% 0.03% 0.00%
04 Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels 0.02% 0.00% 0.46% 0.72%
05 Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance 0.53% -0.07% -0.21% 0.49%
07 Transport -1.79% 0.33% 1.74% 1.51%
08 Communication 0.03% -0.01% 0.00% 0.05%
09 Recreation and culture -0.04% 0.00% -0.11% -0.05%
10 Education 0.00% 0.00% -0.03% 0.00%
11 Restaurants and hotels 0.12% -0.07% 0.57% 0.06%
12 Miscellaneous goods and services -0.18% 0.03% -0.05% -0.18%
Main items impacting CPI
Largest positive contributions to quarterly inflation at SubClass level
Rank Division Description Jun-19
1 1 Fresh, chilled or frozen meat of sheep 0.5%
2 7 Services purchased for the maintenance and repair of personal transport equipment, such as fitting of parts and accessories, wheel balancing, technical inspection, breakdown services, oil changes, greasing and washing 0.3%
3 1 Powdered milk 0.2%
Largest negative contributions to quarterly inflation at SubClass level
Rank Division Description
1 1 Fresh, chilled or frozen meat of bovine animals -0.1%
2 5 Cleaning and maintenance products, e.g. soaps -0.1%
3 1 Fresh or chilled potatoes and other tuber vegetables e.g. cassava -0.1%
Largest positive contributions to annual inflation at SubClass level
Rank Division Description
1 7 Transport of individuals and groups of persons and luggage by aeroplane and helicopter 1.3%
2 4 Rentals actually paid by tenants or sub-tenants for dwelling including payments by households occupying a room in a hotel or boarding house as their main residence. (Exclude accommodation services of educational establishments and hostels (11.2.0_269) and of retirement homes for elderly persons (12.4.0_290).) 0.5%
3 7 Services purchased for the maintenance and repair of personal transport equipment, such as fitting of parts and accessories, wheel balancing, technical inspection, breakdown services, oil changes, greasing and washing 0.3%
Largest negative contributions to annual inflation at SubClass level
Rank Division Description
1 12 Other products, e.g. toilet paper -0.2%
2 1 Fresh or chilled potatoes and other tuber vegetables e.g. cassava -0.1%
3 9 Equipment for the reception, recording and reproduction of sound and pictures, e.g. television sets, radio sets, personal stereos, including microphones and earphones -0.1%

This report was compiled by the Niue Statistics Office, July 2019

Inquiries
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