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Singapore CPI

the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.5 per cent between last November and May this year, said the CAP on Wednesday.

The CAP analysed the food category of the CPI in greater detail, as this is 'an important area of concern to many Singaporeans', it said.

Data showed that food prices, which make up 23 per cent of total CPI expenditure weight, decreased by 0.3 per cent over the first five months of this year.

The food category is further subdivided into non-cooked (10 per cent of CPI) and cooked (13 per cent of CPI) food subgroups.

Non-cooked food prices on the whole have shown a decrease of 1 per cent between January and May this year.

Within this subgroup, the items that saw the greatest price increases were cooking oils (3.2 per cent), non-alcoholic beverages (2.8 per cent), and dairy products (3.2 per cent).

THE Committee Against GST Profiteering (CAP) has found price changes to be 'generally moderate' since the announcement of the GST increase last November,