Health tier perturbs the CPI by 0.13%

October 03, 2018 (MLN): According to the official data released by PBS on yearly inflation, the Health category, having a CPI weightage of 2.18%, recorded an increase in index of 0.7% on a month-on-month (MoM) basis and 6.02% on a year-on-year basis (YoY), during the month of September 2018.

The changes in prices of Health constituents perturbed the CPI by a 0.02% increase on a month-on-month (MoM) basis and 0.13% increase on a year-on-year basis (YoY),

The prices of Doctor Clinic Fee and Medical tests exhibited the highest increase within the lot as their CPI augmented by 1.14% and 0.78% on month-on-month (MoM) basis, and 9.1% and 9.33% on year-on-year basis (YoY) respectively.

Congruently, the most influential constituent i.e. drugs and medicines increased by 0.35% on a month-on-month (MoM) basis 2.96% on a year-on-year basis (YoY).

The changes in prices of medical equipment were reflected by an increase in index by 0.67% on month-on-month (MoM) basis, and 4.09% on year-on-year basis (YoY).

To cap it all, the overall one year trend displayed a gradual increase in the CPI.



Aug 2018

Sept 2017



+ 0.70

+ 6.02

Drugs & Medicines


+ 0.35

+ 2.96

Medical Equipments


+ 0.67

+ 4.09

Doctor (MBBS) Clinic Fee


+ 1.14

+ 9.10

Medical Tests


+ 0.78

+ 9.33


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Posted on: 2018-10-03T14:31:00+05:00