The biggest cause of inflation in April was new healthcare premiums. *File photo
The biggest cause of inflation in April was new healthcare premiums. *File photo

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13: The Department of Statistics released the Consumer Price Index today.

So far for 2012, inflation is running at 2.675 per cent.

The biggest cause of inflation in April was new healthcare premiums, which went into effect on the first of the month. There was an increase of 8.9 per cent in the average cost of healthcare premiums. 

Overall, the Health & Personal Care sector was up 5.9 per cent over April 2011.

The Food sector was up 4.4 per cent year on year but was unchanged from March to April.

The Fuel & Power sector rose 13.4 per cent year on year but was also unchanged from March to April.

Units under rent control went up by 0.2 per cent pushing the Rent sector up 0.1 per cent in April.