29 Jun 2015

Tokelau inflation eases

1:56 pm on 29 June 2015

Inflation appears to have stabilised in Tokelau with just a 0.3 percent increase in the consumer price index in the June quarter.

The Tokelau National Statistician Kele Lui says there was some increase in food prices, alcohol and cigarettes, but the cost of mutton was down significantly.

He says furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance products rose significantly due to more expensive timber.

The full year CPI to the end of June was 4.9 percent.