Table 17.1 :   CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, 2007 - 2008
(Index - base: June 2004=100)
           
Major Groups - Maldives Percentage change over previous years
  Base weights 2006 2007 2008 2008
Food, beverages and tobacco products inluding fish 33.31 108.20 125.49 147.84 17.8
Fish Index 4.56 86.71 137.81 151.77 10.1
Tobacco and narcotics 2.76 109.04 111.55 117.75 5.6
Clothing and footwear 5.96 101.80 105.80 108.99 3.0
Housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel 19.48 109.23 113.83 126.94 11.5
Furnishing,  household equipment & routine maintenance of 7.17 108.17 114.26 123.10 7.7
Health 5.42 111.24 119.27 139.36 16.8
Transport  5.07 120.80 124.18 148.76 19.8
Communication 5.83 74.72 68.10 66.17 -2.8
Recreation and culture 4.94 94.96 93.56 90.79 -3.0
Education 3.15 103.12 107.54 109.13 1.5
Hotels, cafés and restaurants 0.77 102.08 119.16 137.79 15.6
Miscellaneous goods and services 7.92 100.88 105.23 110.05 4.6
Religious activity 0.11 100.00 100.00 100.00 0.0
Total 100.00 105.39 113.16 127.03 12.3
Index excluding fish 95.44 106.28 111.98 125.85 12.4
Table 17.1  ( continued ) 
           
Major Groups - Male' Percentage change over previous years
  Base weights 2006 2007 2008 2008
Food, beverages and tobacco products icnluding fish 13.39 109.01 126.64 150.79 19.1
Fish Index 2.42 90.23 134.59 147.47 9.6
Tobacco and narcotics 0.93 108.33 109.65 113.39 3.4
Clothing and footwear 2.45 104.72 103.21 105.90 2.6
Housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel 12.30 105.56 109.56 121.66 11.0
Furnishing,  household equipment & routine maintenance of 2.85 107.13 112.60 116.67 3.6
Health 2.76 112.69 123.03 147.84 20.2
Transport  2.92 119.84 123.53 152.06 23.1
Communication 3.84 70.63 64.12 61.79 -3.6
Recreation and culture 2.10 88.61 90.24 84.13 -6.8
Education 1.51 106.72 109.18 111.18 1.8
Hotels, cafés and restaurants 0.77 102.08 119.16 137.79 15.6
Miscellaneous goods and services 2.96 101.34 103.69 110.22 6.3
Religious activity 0.11 100.00 100.00 100.00 0.0
Total 48.90 104.10 111.18 124.56 12.0
Index excluding fish 46.48 104.82 109.96 123.37 12.2
Table 17.1  ( continued ) 
           
Major Groups - Atolls Percentage change over previous years
  Base weights 2006 2007 2008 2008
Food, beverages and tobacco products inluding fish 19.92 107.68 124.77 145.75 16.8
Fish Index 2.14 82.73 141.31 156.63 10.8
Tobacco and narcotics 1.83 109.41 112.53 119.97 6.6
Clothing and footwear 3.51 99.82 108.04 111.29 3.0
Housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel 7.18 115.53 121.12 136.71 12.9
Furnishing,  household equipment & routine maintenance of 2.44 109.27 116.71 132.32 13.4
Health 2.66 108.30 110.27 124.71 13.1
Transport  2.14 122.10 122.08 144.03 18.0
Communication 1.98 82.65 75.80 74.67 -1.5
Recreation and culture 2.83 99.78 96.27 96.03 -0.2
Education 1.63 99.73 105.36 107.27 1.8
Hotels, cafés and restaurants - - - - -
Miscellaneous goods and services 4.96 100.61 106.01 109.82 3.6
Religious activity - - - - -
Total 51.10 106.62 115.06 129.39 12.5
Index excluding fish 48.96 107.67 113.91 128.20 12.5
Source:  Department of National Planning