Singapore Inflation Rate  1962-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Singapore consumer prices rose 0.6 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, compared to a 0.2 percent increase in December and in line with markets expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since September 2014. Core inflation, which excludes costs of accommodation and private road transport, rose 1.5 percent year-on-year, following a 1.2 percent gain in the prior month and above consensus of a 1.3 percent rise. It was the highest figure since December 2014. On a month-on-month basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, the same pace as in a month earlier. Inflation Rate in Singapore averaged 2.66 percent from 1962 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 34 percent in March of 1974 and a record low of -3.10 percent in September of 1976.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-23 05:00 AM Nov 0.0% -0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
2017-01-23 05:00 AM Dec 0.2% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
2017-02-23 05:00 AM Jan 0.6% 0.2% 0.6% 0.5%
2017-03-23 05:00 AM Feb 0.6% 0.4%
2017-04-24 05:00 AM Mar 0.4%
2017-05-23 05:00 AM Apr 0.4%




Singapore Inflation Rate At 28-Month High Of 0.6%


Singapore consumer prices rose 0.6 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, compared to a 0.2 percent increase in December and in line with markets expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since September 2014, as cost of transport surged while prices of food rose further and cost of housing & utilities fell at a slower pace.

Year-on-year, upward prices pressure came from: household durables & services (2.1 percent from 2.1 percent in the prior month, largely due to a  3.9 percent increase in household services & supplies), health care (2.5 percent from 2.4 percent, mainly driven by a 3.6 percent rise in medical & dental treatment), transport (2.8 percent from 0.8 percent, mainly due to a 4.1 percent rise in private road transport and a 3.8 percent gain in other travel & transport), recreation & culture (0.5 percent from 0.9 percent, largely due to a 5.9 percent increase in newspapers, book & stationery and a 2.0 percent growth in holiday expenses) and education (3.5 percent from 3.2 percent, due to a 3.6 percent rise in tuition & other fees and a 0.1 percent increase in school textbooks & related study guides). Cost remained unchanged for miscellaneous goods & services (compared to a flat reading in December, namely other miscellaneous expenditure: 1.5 percent, personal effects: 0.9 percent and personal care: -0.7 percent). In contrast, cost fell for: clothing & footwear (-1.5 percent from-0.1 percent) and housing & utilities (-3.2 percent from -3.8 percent, largely due to a 3.9 percent drop in accommodation).

Prices of food rose 1.9 percent in January, following a 2.0 percent gain in the previous two months. Among food, cost of food excluding food servicing services increased by 2.0 percent, compared to a 2.4 percent rise in a month earlier while food servicing services rose 1.8 percent, the same pace as in December. Among food excluding food servicing services, cost increased for bread & cereals (0.4 percent), meat (0.6 percent); fish & seafood (6.2 percent); milk, cheese & eggs (0.6 percent), fruits (1.0 percent), vegetables (4.9 percent); sugar, preserves & confectionery (1.8 percent) and other food (0.7 percent). In contrast, prices fell for oils & fats (-2.6 percent) and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.1 percent). Among food servicing services, prices increased for all categories: restaurant foods (1.7 percent), fast food (2.3 percent), hawker food including food courts (1.8 percent) and catered food (1.3 percent).

Core inflation, which excludes costs of accommodation and private road transport, rose 1.5 percent year-on-year, following a 1.2 percent gain in the prior month and above consensus of a 1.3 percent rise. It was the highest level since December 2014.

On a month-on-month basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, the same pace as in a month earlier.

Statistics Singapore l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
2/23/2017 5:46:03 AM



Singapore Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.60 0.20 34.00 -3.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.20 4.74 -1.87 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 99.52 99.40 100.25 24.17 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.30 102.00 102.30 63.85 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.50 1.20 3.50 -1.40 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 103.49 101.24 104.73 46.64 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 80.40 76.90 114.45 65.46 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 88.40 85.90 196.09 81.80 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 84.40 80.90 121.21 72.14 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.90 2.00 15.62 -7.71 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 9.00 0.40 29.27 -22.20 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 98.50 98.30 107.06 20.22 Index Points [+]



Singapore Inflation Rate Notes

In Singapore, the most important categories in the consumer price index are housing (25 percent of total weight) and food (22 percent). The index also includes: transport (16 percent), education (7 percent), health (6 percent), communication (5 percent) and clothing and footwear (3 percent). Recreation, alcoholic beverages, tobacco and others account for the remaining 16 percent of total weight. This page provides - Singapore Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Singapore Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 0.20 34.00 -3.10 1962 - 2017 percent Monthly
2014=100



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