DUBAI, -- The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Dubai rose 1.01 percent in the first quarter of 2017 as compared to the same period last year, according to data released by Dubai Statistics Center (DSC).

A DSC report attributed the increase in the CPI to the rise in prices of the group of miscellaneous goods and services by 13.73 percent, transport by 3.71 percent, restaurants and hotels by 0.73 percent, health by 0.56 percent and housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel by 0.34 percent and clothes and footwear by 0.18 percent.

The report said the prices of tobacco, food and drinks, culture and entertainment, furniture, furnishing and home appliances and their repair and communications showed a decrease of 5.34 percent, 2.22 percent, 0.22 percent, 0.19 percent and 0.04 percent respectively.

The consumer prices of the education group remained unchanged,'' the report noted.

Source: Emirates News Agency