Nepal | November 25, 2020

consumer price inflation at 4.52pc

Himalayan News Service
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KATHMANDU: The macroeconomic update unveiled by the Nepal Rastra Bank on Wednesday showed that the consumer price inflation (CPI) in the country accelerated to 4.52 per cent in the second month of this fiscal year (mid-August to mid-September) from 3.49 per cent recorded in the earlier month.

Based on figures of 2nd month of fiscal year 2020-21

The CPI had stood at 6.16 per cent a year ago. According to the central bank’s report, the price of vegetables, pulses and legumes rose significantly in the review month compared to a year ago.

In the second month of this fiscal, inflation in the Kathmandu valley was 3.66 per cent, 4.71 per cent in Tarai, 4.73 per cent in the hills and 4.51 per cent in the mountains.

These regions had witnessed 7.90 per cent, 5.69 per cent, 5.09 per cent and 5.02 per cent inflation, respectively, a year ago.

 

 


A version of this article appears in print on October 22, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.


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