Wednesday May 02 2018
East Timor Inflation Rate at 2.00 percent
Consumer prices in East Timor rose 2 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, the same as in the previous month. Inflation was steady for food & non-alcoholic beverages (at 1.4 percent). Meanwhile, prices went up at a softer pace for clothing & footwear (0.6 percent from 1.1 percent in February) and furnishings, household equipment & routine household maintenance (1.3 percent from 1.8 percent) and fell further for recreation & culture (-2 percent from -1.1 percent). On the other hand, prices increased faster for transport (2.1 percent from 1.7 percent); housing (1.7 percent from 0.8 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3.1 percent from 3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.2 percent, following a 0.3 percent gain in the prior month.