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The CPI is a measure used for the general level of retail prices in the Anguilla economy. Its change from one period to another (inflation rate) indicates the general price movement. It is a composite measure of the change in average prices paid by the consumer for a representative basket of goods and services.

The Anguilla Consumer Price Index (AXACPI) programme produces quarterly data on changes in the prices paid by consumers for many components of consumers' expenditure.


Data

Domain: 2
Theme: 2.7 Prices
Category: 2.7.1 Consumer Price Index


Information about the data

Old Consumer Price Indices (Year 2000 = 100)
The CPI Reports are based on quarterly price collections conducted on the Wednesday of the first week of the last month of the quarter. The CPI price collection covers retail prices of over 1,000 consumer items in the 2000-based CPI basket from a total of over 30 outlets.

New Consumer Price Indices (Year 2010 = 100)
The Anguilla Statistics Department (ASD) has rebased the Anguilla Consumer Price Index (AXACPI) to the year 2010, a revision of the old series based on December 2000. The new CPI series based on expenditure patterns of 2008 were derived from the 2008/09 Household Income and Expenditure survey which was one of the components of a Country Poverty Assessment exercise (CPA). Due to the time that elapsed between 2001 and now, it was deemed necessary to rebase in order to accurately determine household consumption pattern which usually change over time in response to changes in goods and/or services, consumers' taste and preference and/or outcomes of households.

The new series seeks to collect prices for some 799 consumer basket goods and services from over 130 markets and business outlets. These items were classified and grouped using the United Nations' managed international classification - Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP).

Please note that reports posted between the years 2001 - 2013 are based at year 2000 prices (2000=100) and 2014 reports onwards will be based at year 2010 prices (2010=100). Data based at 2010 prices will have a quarterly and annual data series that runs from 1st Quarter 2010 - onwards.


Release Calendar

Report Period Release Date
March3rd Wednesday in April
June3rd Wednesday in July
September3rd Wednesday in October
December3rd Wednesday in January

* On the condition that it is not a public holiday.


Latest Releases
Consumer Price Index: March 2022 - 3rd Quarter 2022


Source

Source: Anguilla Statistics Department conducts price collection
Frequency: Quarterly
Available: 2000 - 2022
Geographic Coverage: Anguilla (National) and some price overseas (Accommodation and Airfare)

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Latest - Key facts

The AXACPI, referenced March 2010 = 100.0 for the 2nd quarter 2022 (April - June), shows that consumers paid overall, 2.0% more for the basket of goods and services this period compared to the previous quarter, 1st quarter 2022 (January - March 2022).


Quarterly change (change over the previous quarter)
  • A review of the twelve broad categories that make up the AXACPI, showed eight (8) of these categories recorded increases, two (2) recorded decreases and two (2) remained unchanged.
  • The 'Transport' category recorded the largest quarterly increase with 7.8%.

Annual change (change from the same quarter of previous)
  • The annual change for this quarter over the previous year (2nd quarter 2022/2021), shows that the 'All Items' index increased by 2.4%; the twelve categories showed nine (9) increases, two (2) decreases and one (1) remaining unchanged.
  • The 'Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages' category, recorded an increase of 8.0%, due to the increase in the food sub-category; 'Meat' (13.2%), 'Oil and Fats' (15.6%), 'Sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery' (10.4%), 'Milk, cheese and eggs' (12.2%) and amongst others.
  • However, the 'Transport' category was one of the two categories which had an inverse effect on the overall annual AXACPI figure, affecting it negatively with the higher percentage decrease of 5.7%.

Calendar Year Annual Analysis
  • The calendar year (average index for the year) analysis shows that on average, throughout 2021, consumers paid 1.8% more for goods and services in comparison to 2020, with eight (8) categories experiencing increases throughout the year, three (3) decreases and one remaining the same.

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