Inflation rises again

Utilities and leisure among big changes

Inflation topped four percent in the Island last month.

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) continued its recovery, leaping from 3.8% in November to 4.1% in December.

Eating out, transport, and hotels are being blamed for the increase.

The price of communication went up by a total of 10.9% in 2017 - alcohol and tobacco rose by 5.6%, and utilities by 3.6%.

It's the highest monthly spike since last June.

For the same month, Retail Prices Index (RPI) inflation stood at 6.9%.

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