Increased prices were recorded in August in housing, water, electricity, liquefied petroleum gas and fuel compared to those the same month last year, according to the island’s consumer price index.
I particular, electricity prices rose by 39.79% while the increase in liquefied petroleum gas was 25%, in LPG (bottle) 22.7% and 29.74% in liquid fuel.
Moreover, oil prices rose by 20.93%, those of gasoline by 21.10%, and lubricants by 1.17%.
Moreover, primary home rent increased by 1.54%, while products for regular house maintenance rose by 3.12% but plumbers’ prices remained stable as well as those of electricians.
As regards furniture, household equipment and household items, the consumer price index increased by 6.53%. And for garden furniture it went up by 3.54%.