Google

ASEANAFFAIRS
Sign up | Log in

    ASEAN PROFILES

  ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS

Home  >>   Daily News  >>Brunei>>Economy>>CPI rises 0.5% in February
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs   30  March  2016  






CPI rises 0.5% in February

BRUNEI’S Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.5 per cent in February 2016 from the previous month due to higher prices in the Clothing and Footwear index, the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE) said the day before yesterday.

In a press release, JPKE said that prices for Clothing and Footwear rose by 7.3 per cent, an increase which was attributed to the prices of clothing materials, garments as well as shoes and other footwear.

This is followed by a 1.1 per cent increase in Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance due to higher costs of furniture and furnishings, household textiles, appliances and non-durable goods.

The Transport index also increased by 0.4 per cent due to the higher costs of passenger transport by air.

“The increase in the cost (is) due to most goods and services returning to their original price after the end of Brunei Salebration from December 7, 2015 until February 8, 2016,” the press release stated.

Meanwhile, the Non-Food index increased by 0.7 per cent in February 2016 on a month-to-month basis while the Non-Alcoholic Beverages index fell by 0.2 per cent.

JPKE said that the decrease of the Non-Alcoholic Beverages index is due to lower prices of fish and seafood, oil and fats, fruits, vegetables, sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery, other food products, coffee, tea and cocoa as well as mineral waters, soft drinks, fruit and vegetable juices.

As for Communication, JPKE said that lower costs of telephone and telefax equipment contributed to a 0.1 per cent decrease in the index.



Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
Online Ad Rates
Contact: marketing@aseanaffairs.com

Comment on this Article. Send them to  your.views@aseanaffairs.com

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
 
or
submit your comment in the box below



 
Today's  Stories                           March 30, 2016 Subsribe Now !
• NBC approves 12th specialised bank Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine

• Indonesia’s new economic package to focus on medicine, small business
• Myanmar lifts state of emergency in troubled Rakhine state
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

• Textiles and Garments Industry
• Coffee industry
• Leather and footwear industry
• Shrimp industry

• Russian firm exploring potential rail deal
CPI rises 0.5% in February
Asean Analysis                   March 18, 2016
• Asean Analysis March 18, 2016
Southeast Asia Dances to the Tune of Japan's Abe Doctrine
Advertise Your Brand

Asean Stock Watch  March 29, 2016
• Asean Stock Watch-March 29, 2016
The Biweekly Update
• The Biweekly Update March 18, 2016

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan

ASEAN  ANALYSIS

This year in Thailand-what next?


AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More

 


Name

Name


Email

Email



1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand
asean@aseanaffairs.com