Singapore: Inflation eases in August
September 23, 2021
Consumer prices rose 0.55% in August over the previous month, swinging from the 0.19% drop seen in July. August’s reading was mainly driven by rebounding price pressures for housing, while food prices also rose at a faster rate than the month prior.
Inflation fell to 2.4% in August, easing slightly from July’s 2.5%. Annual average inflation ticked up to 1.1% in August (July: 0.9%). Lastly, core inflation edged down to 2.6% in August, from the previous month's 2.8%.
Author: Stephen Vogado, Economist