The National Consumer Price Index (CPI) has dropped 2.3 percent to 109.8 in April 2021.
National Statistician Douglas Kimi released the report on Wednesday 23rd June 2021.
Mr Kimi said through the year, compared to the same month in 2020, the National CPI dropped 2.1 percent.
The most significant changes by major expenditure groups from the previous month include:
He said the Solomon Islands inflation rate for the month of April 2021 calculated on a 3-months moving average basis was -1.4%.
“The corresponding inflation rates for imported items was -6.0%, while other (domestic) items inflation rate was +0.5%.
“The Solomon Islands underlying rates of inflation based on a 3-months moving average was observed between -2.4% and -1.1% for April 2021.
“The headline inflation rates for the respective provincial towns calculated on a 3-months moving average basis were: Honiara: (-1.6%); Auki: (+0.5%); Gizo: (+3.0%); and Noro: (-4.3%).”