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24 May, 2024
 
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Cyprus inflation at 1.9%

Consumer price index remains close to the European Central Bank's goal

Newsroom / CNA

Inflation in Cyprus reached its lowest level in 25 months in June 2023 and stood at 1.9% on an annual basis, mainly due to the decline in food prices.

According to the Statistical Service, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and thus inflation decreased in June 2023 by 0.34 points to 114.38 points, compared to 114.72 points in May 2023. Inflation in June 2023 increased by 1.9%, compared to June 2022. This is the lowest inflation rate since May 2021. Inflation reached an all-time high in Cyprus in July 2022, when it recorded an increase of 10.86%.

The June 2023 inflation rate of 1.9% puts inflation in Cyprus within the target set by the European Central Bank for the Eurozone, which is for inflation to be close to and below 2%.

For January - June 2023, the CPI increased by 4.6% compared to the same period last year.

As regards the economic origin, the largest positive change when compared to the index of June 2022 was recorded in Agricultural Products with a rate of 10.9%, while the largest negative change was recorded in Petroleum Products with a rate of -22.2%.

Compared to the previous month's index, the most significant change occurred in Electricity with a rate of -5.2%.

Compared to June 2022, according to the Statistical Service, the largest positive change was observed in Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (10.1%), while the largest negative change was observed in Transport (-10.3%).

Compared to May 2023, the largest change was observed in the category Housing, Water, Electricity, and Gas (-2.3%).

For the period January to June 2023 compared to the same period last year, the largest changes occurred in the categories Housing, Water, Electricity, and Gas (9.7%) and Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages (8.8%).

The largest positive impact on the change of the June 2023 CPI relative to June 2022 was in Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (2.08), while the largest negative impact was in Transport (-1.98).

The Housing, Water, Electricity, and Gas category (-0.36) had the largest negative impact on the month-on-month change in CPI.

Petroleum Products (-2.80) had the most notable effect on the change of the CPI of June 2023 compared to June 2022. Finally, Electricity (-0.29) had the largest negative effect on the change of the CPI of June 2023 compared to the previous month.

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