Inflation up 1.2 per cent

Inflation in Singapore jumped to 1.2 per cent last month, rebounding from a four-year low of 0.4 per cent in February.

The prices of food, recreation, housing, education and healthcare all rose in March from a year ago, according to data released yesterday by the Singapore Department of Statistics.

But costs of clothing and footwear, transport, and communication were lower in the period.

Core inflation, which excludes the costs of private road transport and accommodation, also accelerated to 2 per cent in March, from 1.6 per cent in February.

This article was published on April 24 in The New Paper.

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