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Kuwait July inflation rises to 3.06 percent - department
August 24, 2016, 4:09 pm
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Clothing and Footwear:  The Index for this group decreased in the month of July 2016 by 0.16% , the following indicators affecting "Clothing and Footwear" group : 1. Fall in prices of clothing by 0.16 %. 2. Fall in prices of footwear by 0.08%. The annual inflation rate increased for this group in the month of July 2016 by 0.55% compared with July 2015.

Main Group of "Home Furnishings and Equipment Maintenance": The Index for this group decreased in the month of July 2016 by 0.14%, the following indicators affecting "Home Furnishings and Equipment Maintenance" group:  1. Fall in prices of furniture , furnishings & carpets by 0.30% 2. The prices of household appliance stood at 135.8 . Annual inflation increased in July 2016 by 2.65% compared with July 2015.

Main Group Health: The Index for this group increased in the month of July 2016 by 0.23%, the following indicators affecting "Health" group: 1. Rise in prices of medical products and appliance equipment by 0.59%. Annual inflation rate for this group increased in July 2016 by 2.03% compared with July 2015.

Transport: The index stood in July 2016 at 122.9, as in the last month without any change. Annual inflation rate for this group decreased in July 2016 by 1.92% compared with July 2015.

Main Group of "Communication": The index stood in July 2016 at 101.5, as in the last month without any change. Annual inflation rate for this group increased in July 2016 by 0.50% compared with July 2015.

Recreational and Cultural: Index for this group decreased in the month of July 2016 by 0.08%, the following indicators affecting "Recreational and Cultural" group: 1. Fall in price of audio-visual audio - visual & photographic information by 0.26%. Annual inflation rate for this group increased in July 2016 by 0.31% compared with July 2015.

Education: The index stood in July 2016 at 139.6, as in the last month without any change. Annual inflation rate for this group increased in July 2016 by 3.48% compared with July 2015.

Restaurants and Hotels: The index stood in July 2016 at 143.8, as in the last month without any change. Annual inflation rate for this group increased in July 2016 by 4.05% compared with July 2015.

Miscellaneous Goods and Services:The index for this group increased in the month of July 2016 by 0.30% as a result of: 1. Rise in prices of personal effect by 0.88%. 2. The price of personal care stood at 133.0. Annual inflation for this group increased by 1.15% in July 2016 compared with July 2015. 

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