Macau’s composite consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.47 per cent year-on-year last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement today.
The bureau attributed the increase to higher prices of pork and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), the higher cost of eating out and rising residential rents.
The sub-index of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose 5.43 per cent, while the one of clothing and footwear fell 4.43 per cent.
Macau’s economy has been severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis since late January, its tourism, gaming, retail and media sectors in particular.
(The Macau Post Daily/Macau News)