September 23, 2021 | Investopaper
Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has published the report on ‘Current Macroeconomic and Financial Situation of Nepal (Based on One Month’s Data Ending Mid-Aug, 2021/22)’. As per the latest report, the y-o-y consumer price inflation stood at 4.35 percent in mid-August 2021 compared to 3.49 percent a year ago.
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Food and beverage inflation stood at 3.86 percent whereas non-food and service inflation stood at 4.74 percent in the review month. The price of ghee and oil, non-alcoholic drinks, tobacco products, and transportation subcategories rose 29.07 percent, 10.51 percent, 10.12 percent, and 9.43 percent respectively on a y-o-y basis.
In the review month, the Kathmandu Valley, Terai, Hill, and Mountain witnessed 3.70 percent, 4.11 percent, 5.63 percent, and 3.58 percent inflation respectively. Inflation in these regions was 3.31 percent, 4.02 percent, 2.72 percent, and 4.07 percent respectively a year ago.
The y-o-y wholesale price inflation stood at 4.25 percent in the review month compared to 7.33 percent a year ago. The y-o-y wholesale price of consumption goods, intermediate goods, and capital goods increased 1.30 percent, 5.72 percent, and 6.19 percent respectively. The wholesale price of construction materials increased 11.54 percent in the review month.