Singapore's December headline CPI rises 0.2% from year earlier
Singapore`s headline consumer prices index (CPI) rose from a year earlier due to an increase in private road transport cost, data showed on Monday.
The all-items consumer price index (CPI) in December rose 0.2% from a year earlier. The median forecast in a Reuters poll was for headline CPI to rise 0.1% from a year earlier.
In November, headline CPI showed zero inflation, coming off a deflationary trend for the first time in two years.
Singapore`s core CPI rose slightly less than expected at 1.2% in December from a year earlier. The median forecast was a rise of 1.3%.
All items CPI was minus 0.5% for the whole of 2016.