Higher food prices in June despite CPI dip

Higher food prices in June despite CPI dip

Updated 1 day ago ·
Published on 22 Jul 2020 1:35PM ·

Several types of vegetables in June cost more by 5 sen to 41 sen per kg, with cucumbers marking the highest price hike at RM1.21 per kg. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 22, 2020.

FOOD prices went up between May and June despite a 1.9% drop in the consumer price index (CPI), the Statistics Department said today.

The CPI dipped to 119.1 in June, compared to 121.4 in the same month last year, due to declines across several categories except food and non-alcoholic beverages and health.

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