The harmonised index of consumer prices was up annually by 3.6% this September and down by 0.5% on a monthly basis, data released by the Cyprus Statistical Service (CyStat), on Wednesday, show.
A press release CyStat says that in September 2021 the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices increased by 3.6% when compared to the index of September 2020 while, when compared to the index of August 2021, the HICP decreased by 0.5%.
For the period January - September 2021 the HICP recorded an increase of 1.5% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.
Compared to September 2020, the greatest changes were recordedin Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels and Transport with percentages of +15.2% and +12.4% respectively.
Compared to August 2021, the biggest change was recorded in Clothing and Footwear with a percentage of +9.6%.
It adds that for the period January – September 2021, compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, the largest change was noted in Transport (+6.7%).
As regards the economic origin, the largest change when compared to the index of September 2020 was observed in Energy with a percentage of +25.5%, CyStat notes.
When compared to the index of the previous month, the greatest change was recorded in category Non energy industrial goods with a percentage of +3.0%.