Jan 12 (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi Statistics Centre (SCAD)
released the following December consumer price data for the Gulf
Arab emirate on Saturday.
ABU DHABI CONSUMER INFLATION 12/12 11/12 12/11
pct change month/month -0.3 -0.1 -0.2
pct change year/year 0.7 0.8 1.2
NOTE. Housing and utility costs, which account for almost 38
percent of consumer expenses, fell 1.1 percent year-on-year in
The largest increase in prices was in restaurants and
hotels, which jumped 14.5 percent in December over the last
month of 2011, while clothing and footwear prices rose 4
Inflation for the 12 months of 2012 was 1.1 percent.
Analysts polled by Reuters in September expected average
inflation in the United Arab Emirates federation, where Abu
Dhabi is one of seven members, at 1.3 percent in 2012 after 0.9
percent in 2011.
(Reporting by Angus McDowall; editing by Patrick Graham)
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