Consumer Price Index

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a statistical indicator that tracks changes in the price of consumer goods and services. The agency tracks not only the price of goods and services, but also the price according to changes in the quantity or quality of those goods and services over time.

To establish its overall measure of price change—its CPI—the Statistics Division collects the price for a number of selected goods and services that households typically purchase. These goods and services are referred to as the “shopping basket.” In the shopping basket, goods and services are organized by commodity type, and then divided into sections and subgroups. They are then assigned to a major expenditure category such as Food. The Antigua and Barbuda CPI has 26 sections, 30 subgroups and 11 major categories.

Public Notice!

The Statistics Division wishes to advise the general public that we are currently undertaking an activity to update the Consumer Price Index and improve the overall methodology in accordance with international standards. This activity is being done with assistance from technical experts as part of the Project for the Regional Advancement of Statistics in the Caribbean (PRASC). Due to the undertaking, there has been a delay in the release in the Monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI). The Statistics Division recognises the impact the delay may have on our data users. We are working tirelessly to complete the activity and resume the regular publication of the CPI by October 2019.

The Statistics Division apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Data

Analysis

 

Monthly CPI 2019

Monthly CPI 2018

Monthly CPI 2017

Monthly CPI 2016

Monthly CPI 2015

Monthly CPI 2014

Monthly CPI 2013

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