KUALA LUMPUR: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for May rose by 1.6% to 106.2 from the 104.5 registered in the same month last year.
As compared with the previous month, the CPI was up 0.3%.
Between January and May, the index increased 1.8% to 106.6 from the 104.7 recorded in the same period last year, the Statistics Department said in a statement.
It said the 1.6% rise in the CPI was brought about by the increases observed in the indices of all main groups, except for clothing, footwear and communications, which fell by 0.7%, respectively.
Recreation services declined by 0.1%, it added.
Notable increases among the main groups with high weights were food and non-alcoholic beverages, housing, water, electricity, gas, other fuels, and transport, the department elaborated. — Bernama