C ambodia recorded an inflation rate of 7.1 percent in the 12 months to
end of August, according to the National Institute of Statistics.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.57% during August, mainly as the result
of increases in the cost of consumer goods and services in all areas except housing
and utilities, medical care and personal care and effects.
In August the major group index for food, beverages and tobacco increased by 1.14
percent, clothing and footwear by 0.28%, household furnishings and operations by
0.53% and communications by 1.0%.
The cost of medical care dropped 0.36%, personal care and effects by 1.02% while
the cost of education and recreation remained stable.
The CPI for all items registered 112.72 points in August compared to its base level
of 100 points in September 1994.