Consumer price index increased 1.64% in Turkey in December 2016
In December 2016, the indices rose for food and non-alcoholic beverages 3.29%, for transportation 1.97%, for recreation and culture 1.42%, for furnishing and household equipment 1.28%.
In December 2016, the other group that indicated a decrease was communication by 0.14% amongst the main groups.
Transportation 12.36%, miscellaneous goods and services 11.08%, health 9.73%, education 9.47% were the other main groups where high annual increases were realized.
The highest increases in CPI were recorded in TR82 (Kastamonu, Çankırı, Sinop) region with 10.09% compared with the same month of the previous year and in TR62 (Adana, Mersin) region with 9.31% on the twelve months moving averages basis.
In December 2016 within average prices of 417 items in the index, average prices of 48 items remained unchanged while average prices of 272 items increased and average prices of 97 items decreased. ■