Dubai CPI up 3% in October

Consumer prices in the emirate of Dubai rose 3 per cent on average in October compared to the same month a year ago, Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC) said on Monday.

The rise in CPI (consumer price index) was due to the increase in prices of the housing, water, electricity and gas group by 22 per cent, furniture and household goods by 15 per cent, transport by 14 per cent and hotels and restaurants by 1 per cent.

The DSC said group whose priced decreased were food and soft drinks (44 per cent), miscellaneous goods and services (10 per cent), communications (1%) while prices of other groups remained stable.

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