Consumer Price Index

FBoS Release No: 77, 2016

01st December 2016


The Consumer Price Index [CPI] is compiled to indicate average changes in the prices of goods and services purchased by households nationwide with monthly price collections carried out in the urban areas [Suva, Lami, Nasinu, Nausori, Lautoka, Nadi, Ba and Labasa]. The index is currently taken to represent price changes in the rural areas as well. The CPI weights are derived from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey [HIES] of 2008/2009.

November 2016 Highlights

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There are two measures of inflation used in Fiji. One compares the average CPI over the past twelve months with the average CPI over the previous twelve months while the other compares the CPI in the current month with the CPI in the comparable month of the previous year.

Details of price changes between October 2016 and November 2016 by expenditure class are as follows:

FOOD AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: -1.2%

Lower prices were recorded for bread & cereals, meat, fish & sea food, fruits, confectioneries and non-alcoholic beverages such as coffee, tea, cocoa & milo.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, TOBACCO AND NARCOTICS: +1.1%

Higher prices were recorded for spirits, wine and yaqona.

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR: -0.4%

Lower prices were recorded for materials and garments.

HOUSING, WATER, ELECTRICITY, GAS AND OTHER FUELS: 0.0 %

Some price changes were recorded in this division but these balanced out.

FURNISHINGS, HOUSEHOLD EQUIPMENT AND ROUTINE HOUSEHOLD MAINTENANCE: +0.2%

Higher prices were recorded for household textiles, major household appliances, small electric household appliances, major tools and equipment, small tools & miscellaneous accessories and non-durable household goods.

HEALTH: +0.2%

Higher prices were recorded for pharmaceutical products and other medical products.

TRANSPORT: 0.0%

Some price changes were recorded in this division but these balanced out.

COMMUNICATION: -0.1%

Lower prices were recorded for mobile phones.

RECREATION AND CULTURE: -0.2%

Lower prices were recorded for equipment for reception, recording & reproduction, photographic & cinematographic equipment and newspaper.

EDUCATION: 0.0%

No price changes were recorded in this division.

RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS: 0.0%

No price changes were recorded in this division.

MISCELLANEOUS GOODS AND SERVICES: -0.2%

Lower prices were recorded for other appliances, articles & products for personal care.

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For further enquiries please contact Mr Sitiveni Sikivou on email or telephone 331 5822 (ext. 386 239) or direct line 323 0839.


The Consumer Price Index for December 2016 will be released at the end of December, 2016.

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