Fiji’s inflation rises to 5.2pc

Fiji's annual inflation increased to 5.2 per cent in October from 4.6 percent in September. This was largely due to supply side shocks that led to higher prices for kava and vegetables when compared to last year, as well as increased prices for alcoholic beverages, tobacco and fuel due to duty changes and global commodity price movements. Picture: FILE

THE high price of yaqona, vegetables, fuel, alcohol and tobacco has pushed Fiji’s headline inflation upwards standing at 5.2 per cent in October. The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) Economic Review for the month ended November 2018, the country’s headline inflation increased to 5.2 percent in October from 4.6 percent in September. This was largely […]

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