CPI-S up 1.4 per cent
The CPI-S increased by 1.4 per cent from September 2012 to September 2013. The growth was mainly caused by the price development in 'housing, water, electricity and fuels'.
|Weights||Index||Change in per cent|
|2013||2013||2012 - 2013|
|CPI-S all-item index||1 000.0||130.1||1.4|
|Food and non-alcoholic beverages||115.2||144.3||0.8|
|Alcoholic beverages and tobacco||22.6||130.2||0.4|
|Clothing and footwear||70.3||87.5||0.8|
|Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels||155.0||175.1||4.7|
|Furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance||56.6||122.3||2.2|
|Recreation and culture||139.8||105.8||0.7|
|Restaurants and hotels||55.8||148.1||2.9|
|Miscellaneous goods and services||71.2||133.9||2.8|
The consumer price index for Svalbard (CPI-S) was 128.3 (March 2001=100) in September 2012 and 130.1 in September 2013, up 1.4 per cent. The consumption division that showed the largest increase in prices, and made the largest contribution to the growth, was 'housing, water, electricity and fuels'. Prices of the consumption division 'transport' decreased, thus dampening the overall rise.
Price level for Svalbard
In 2010 the price level index for Svalbard was 83.4. Projected with last year’s and this year’s CPI-S, the price level index for Svalbard in 2013 is 86.1. Thus, the price level for Svalbard is 13.9 per cent lower compared to the mainland in 2013.