KINGSTON, July 16, 2018: The All Jamaica Consumer Price Index for June 2018 increased by 0.4 per cent according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) Bulletin released today by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN).
The division ‘Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels’, moved up by 1.2 per cent for the period under review. An upward movement in the rate for electricity resulted in the group ‘Electricity, Gas, and Other Fuels’ increasing by 2.0 per cent. While the group ‘Water Supply and Miscellaneous Services Related to the Dwelling’ increased by 0.8 per cent as a result of higher water and sewage rates.