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TABLE-UAE inflation climbs to 2.6 percent in November
February 6, 2017 / 1:46 PM / 8 months ago

TABLE-UAE inflation climbs to 2.6 percent in November

Feb 6 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates National Bureau
of Statistics released the following consumer price data for
November.
        
 UAE CONSUMER INFLATION         11/16     10/16     
 pct change month/month          0.3       0.0                  
 pct change year/year            2.6       1.9                  
 
        
    NOTE. The statistics authority changed the base year for the
consumer price index to 2014 from 2007 starting in October 2016,
and changed the weights for basket components. For example, the
weight of housing and utilities fell to 34.1 percent from 39.3
percent.
    Housing and utility costs percent rose 4.8 percent from a
year earlier in November. Food and soft drink prices, which
account for 14.3 percent of the new basket, climbed 1.0 percent
while transport costs edged up 0.2 percent. 

 (Reporting by Andrew Torchia; editing by John Stonestreet)

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