The Headline Inflation Rate measures inflation rate when all items in the fixed CPI basket are included.

The Annual Headline Inflation Rate for the month of October, 2018 has decreased to 3.2% from 3.4% recorded in September, 2018.

The decrease of the headline inflation explains that, the speed of price change for commodities for the year ended October, 2018 has decreased compared to the speed of the price change recorded for the year ended September, 2018. The overall index went up to 111.83 in October, 2018 from 108.41 recorded in October, 2017. Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages Inflation Rate for the Month of October, 2018 has decreased to 1.2% from 2.0% recorded in September, 2018. 

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