Oman’s Inflation rate at 2.4 percent in September

The inflation rate of consumer prices in the Sultanate of Oman during the month of September reached 2.4 percent, according to the National Center for Statistics and Information.

The data showed an increase in the prices of the main commodity groups in September 2022 compared to the same month of 2021, such as the education group by 5.1%, the food and non-alcoholic beverages group by 5 percent, the health group by 3.5 percent, the transportation group by 3.1 percent, and the furniture, fixtures and equipment group Household and regular household maintenance by 1.7 percent, restaurants and hotels group by 1.7 percent, culture and entertainment group by 1.6 percent, miscellaneous goods and services group by 1.6 percent, clothing and footwear group by 1.2 percent, housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels group by 0.3 percent. Communications group decreased by 0.1 percent.

According to the data of the food and non-alcoholic beverages group, the price index of oils and fats increased by 19.3 percent, the meat price index by 9.1 percent, the prices of non-alcoholic beverages by 4.5 percent, the prices of fruits and the prices of bread and cereals by 4.4 percent for both groups, and the prices of milk, cheese and eggs by 3.5 The prices of sugar, jam, honey and sweets increased by 2.4 percent, the prices of other foodstuffs by 2.1 percent, the prices of vegetables by 0.9 percent and the prices of fish and seafood by 0.1 percent.

At the level of governorates, Al Buraimi Governorate witnessed the highest inflation rate at 3.9 percent, then Al Dakhiliyah Governorate with 3 percent, followed by North Al Batinah Governorate with 2.4 percent, then Al Dhahirah Governorate with 2.3 percent, followed by Muscat Governorate and the South and North Al Sharqiyah governorates with 2.2 percent for both governorates. Dhofar Governorate recorded the lowest inflation rate of 2 percent.

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