Muscat: The Inflation rate in the Sultanate of Oman rose by 2.7 per cent in April 2022 compared to April 2021. The inflation rate also went up by 0.6 per cent compared to March 2022, according to the latest data from the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
The data indicate a rise in the prices of main groups in April 2022 compared to the same month in 2021, such as food and non-alcoholic beverages by 5.4%, education by 5.2 percent, health by 2.8%, transport by 2.4%, miscellaneous goods and services by 2.2%, housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels group by 2%, recreation and culture by 1.4%, restaurants and hotels by 1.2%, clothing and footwear by 1.1% and furniture, household equipment and routine household maintenance by 0.3%. Meanwhile, the tobacco group declined by 1.1%
Prices also went up for oils and fats by 14.9%, vegetables by 9.8%, fruits by 8%, meats by 7.7%, fish and seafood by 6.5%, bread and cereals by 2.7%, sugar, jam, honey and sweets by 1.8%, milk, cheese and eggs by 1.3% and other foodstuff by 0.9%, while the prices of non-alcoholic beverages went down by 0.2%.
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