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Inflation up again

Rise driven by internet subscriptions

Inflation on the Island increased to 2.5% in August.

The figure, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index, was up from 2.1% in July.

Internet subscriptions was the largest single contributor to the overall rise, with a 12.5% increase to the end of August.

The latest government report shows significant inflationary factors also included recreation and culture, transport and education.

The majority of contributory factors were similar to the previous month's figures.

Other specifics categories showing significant rises included mens outerwear, up 10.1%, cheese up 9.4% and household equipment up 13.6%.

Some areas which have seen a decrease are milk down 6.9%, wine and spirits down 4.4%  - and particularly useful if you find the increase hard to stomach - indigestion tablets, down 4.3%

The figure as measured by the Retail Prices Index stands at 2.4%.

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