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Key Points

Consumer Prices Index Increases (CPI)

The annual rate of inflation as measured by CPI decreased slightly in May 2019 to 1.8%, down from 1.9% in April 2019

  • Inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index stood at 1.8% for the period May 2018 to May 2019.
  • The reduction in inflation has mainly been caused by Clothing and Footwear whereby prices of all subcategories other than footwear and men's outwear are falling. The largest contributor toward reduction in this category has been childrens' outerwear.
  • The second main contributor towards the reduction in inflation is Communication. Prices for postage increased while prices for telephones, etc. fell.
  • Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels also contributed towards falling inflation this month with the largest decrease being seen in rents.
  • Education has been the main contributor towards increasing inflation this month.

The figures are published monthly by the Economic Affairs Division of the Isle of Man Cabinet Office. Full details with further breakdowns are available in the downloadable document, which is updated monthly.

Provisional Release Dates for the Isle of Man Inflation Report

Official StatisticRelease Date 2019/20
Inflation Report January 2019 11 February 2019
Inflation Report February 2019 11 March 2019
Inflation Report March 2019 23 April 2019
Inflation Report April 2019 13 May 2019
Inflation Report May 2019 10 June 2019
Inflation Report June 2019 15 July 2019
Inflation Report July 2019 12 August 2019
Inflation Report August 2019 9 September 2019
Inflation Report September 2019 14 October 2019
Inflation Report October 2019 11 November 2019
Inflation Report November 2019 9 December 2019
Inflation Report December 2019 20 January 2020
Economic Affairs Division

Cabinet Office

Government Offices

Bucks Road


IM1 3PN.

Telephone:+44 1624 685752

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