CNMI Consumer Price Index: SAIPAN

Explanatory NotesQuarterly InflationAnnual InflationFurther Analysis of the IndexAppendix 1Appendix 2Appendix 3

CPI Construction and Methodology

Survey Overview
Household Sample
Selection of the Item Sample
Expanding the Major Groups
Expansion of the Outlet Sample
Data Collection and Price Review Manual
Linking the Old and New CPIs
Changing the Base Period
Calculationg the Consumer Price Index

Section 1: Quarterly Inflation

Table 1 below shows the quarterly inflation rate for each quarter since the 4thquarter 2012, by group.
As can be seen from this table the index increased by 3.5 percent for the 1st quarter.
The trend for “All Items” can also be seen in Chart 1, illustrating the slight increase for this quarter (see Appendix 2 for a longer series of quarterly changes).
As can be seen from Chart 2, all groups showed negligible changes compared to last quarter.

CNMI CPI Table1: Quarterly Inflation, by Group, Saipan

    All Items Food Alcoholic
Beverages
Housing
&
Utilities
Apparel Transportation Medical
Care
Recreation Education
&
Communication
Other
Goods
&
Services
Source: CNMI Consumer Price Index
2017 2nd Qtr 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.5 2.5 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 2.5
2017 1st Qtr 3.2 0.8 0.0 12.6 -2.6 0.0 0.1 -0.4 0.0 1.2
2016 4th Qtr 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.4 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0
2016 3rd Qtr 0.2 -1.2 0.9 -0.4 -0.1 2.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3
2016 2nd Qtr 1.3 0.5 -3.1 3.5 -0.2 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
2016 1st Qtr 0.3 -0.4 0.0 -3.8 0.0 -1.9 0.3 44.4 7.0 -0.1
2015 4th Qtr 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 3rd Qtr -1.5 -0.3 2.6 -3.2 0.0 -2.7 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.1
2015 2nd Qtr 0.9 0.1 0.0 2.4 0.0 1.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0
2015 1st Qtr -3.5 0.7 0.0 -6.7 1.2 -8.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0 4.3
2014 4th Qtr 0.4 3.4 0.5 -3.3 0.3 1.6 0.1 0.0 -0.4 11.2
2014 3rd Qtr -0.6 0.1 0.0 -1.9 -1.7 0.0 0.1 -2.1 0.5 0.0
2014 2nd Qtr 0.8 0.7 1.4 1.4 0.1 0.7 0.1 2.2 0.0 0.0
2014 1st Qtr 0.5 1.8 0.9 -0.5 1.0 1.1 0.2 0.4 -1.5 0.1
2013 4th Qtr -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.7 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.2
2013 3rd Qtr -1.0 1.3 2.0 0.0 -0.5 0.6 -10.3 -0.4 0.3 0.3
2013 2nd Qtr -0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.9 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 1st Qtr -1.1 0.2 1.7 0.3 -0.3 -3.3 1.1 -0.5 -10.1 0.0
2012 4th Qtr 1.1 -0.2 0.0 1.7 -1.5 2.0 1.7 -0.1 0.4 0.0
2012 3rd Qtr 0.3 0.0 0.5 -0.8 -2.2 1.8 1.0 -0.2 0.5 0.1
2012 2nd Qtr -0.8 0.2 1.5 -0.6 -0.6 -3.4 2.1 0.0 -1.1 0.2
2012 1st Qtr 0.5 -0.1 3.4 0.1 -1.2 1.6 -0.1 2.7 -0.2 0.2
2011 4th Qtr 0.1 -0.4 -4.4 0.5 1.3 0.1 0.0 -0.9 0.6 0.2
2011 3rd Qtr 2.8 1.4 0.4 1.2 0.8 2.6 13.3 0.0 0.4 0.2
2011 2nd Qtr 0.8 2.6 0.0 0.3 -0.4 1.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.2
2011 1st Qtr -1.4 2.0 0.7 -6.7 -0.6 0.4 -0.1 1.5 -0.3 5.6
2010 4th Qtr 4.0 1.3 2.6 1.0 0.2 6.0 19.9 -0.3 -0.4 1.9
2010 3rd Qtr 0.3 -0.4 0.0 0.1 -0.1 2.1 -1.0 -0.9 -0.2 -0.1
2010 2nd Qtr 0.5 0.4 0.0 1.1 -2.5 0.7 0.1 0.8 0.0 1.7
2010 1st Qtr 0.6 -1.5 0.9 -0.9 -1.5 4.8 2.0 -2.1 -0.7 -0.4
2009 4th Qtr 3.4 -0.4 0.0 9.3 0.9 2.9 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4
2009 3rd Qtr 0.3 2.5 0.4 -2.8 3.4 1.3 -3.2 0.4 8.7 1.0
2009 2nd Qtr 1.7 1.4 8.4 1.5 0.0 3.4 0.0 3.2 -0.1 0.0
2009 1st Qtr 0.0 0.9 -2.2 -1.1 0.0 0.5 1.6 0.0 -2.8 1.5
2008 4th Qtr -3.8 2.6 0.8 -14.0 0.5 4.3 3.0 0.0 0.5 0.0
2008 3rd Qtr -1.0 4.3 3.5 -3.2 -0.6 -3.3 -2.9 -0.5 1.0 7.7
2008 2nd Qtr 11.9 0.3 0.8 32.7 -1.1 3.4 0.0 -2.9 0.0 0.0
2008 1st Qtr -1.4 4.2 2.1 -6.7 0.1 0.0 7.1 1.5 -0.1 0.0
2007 4th Qtr 0.3 1.0 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0
2007 3rd Qtr 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0
2007 2nd Qtr 2.2 1.3 0.0 5.6 0.3 0.0 1.1 0.1 -0.2 0.0
2007 1st Qtr 0.5 1.7 3.8 0.3 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.0
2006 4th Qtr 0.6 2.0 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 -1.1 0.5 0.0
2006 3rd Qtr 10.9 1.1 0.0 38.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.1 0.0
2006 2nd Qtr 0.3 0.1 0.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0
2006 1st Qtr 1.3 1.1 0.5 1.6 13.4 0.3 6.5 2.6 0.6 0.0
2005 4th Qtr 0.6 -0.4 0.1 2.3 -0.6 0.0 -0.2 0.8 1.1 0.0
2005 3rd Qtr 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.1 -3.6 0.3 0.1 -0.7 1.4 0.0
2005 2nd Qtr 0.3 0.7 1.3 0.1 -1.4 0.1 0.0 2.7 0.4 0.0
2005 1st Qtr 0.1 -0.5 0.1 0.2 5.8 0.4 0.0 0.2 -2.9 0.0
2004 4th Qtr 0.7 2.1 -0.2 0.6 -3.0 0.2 0.0 -0.3 2.2 0.0
2004 3rd Qtr -0.4 1.1 0.4 -0.3 -4.3 -0.9 0.0 -2.6 -0.9 0.0
2004 2nd Qtr 0.7 1.0 -0.2 -0.6 -1.1 0.4 0.0 6.2 0.1 8.3
2004 1st Qtr 0.6 2.6 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.0
2003 4th Qtr -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -1.3 -0.4 0.8 0.0 -2.8 -0.6 0.0
2003 3rd Qtr -0.1 0.4 -0.2 -0.8 0.8 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.4 0.0
2003 2nd Qtr -0.1 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.3 0.0 -0.7 -0.2 0.0
2003 1st Qtr

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Section 2: Annual Inflation

Table 2 below shows the annual inflation rate for each year since the 1st quarter 2007, by group.
As can be seen from this table the index increased by 5.1 percent over the last 12 months.
The table clearly shows the major increase in the cost of living for Saipan took place for the year ending 1st qtr 2007 (12.5%).
The trend for “All Items” can also be seen in Chart 3.
As can be seen from Chart 4, the group which increased the most was “Housing & Utilities”, with 17.1 percent growth, when compared to the same quarter last year.
“Transportation” group showed the next largest increase which rose by 4.2 percent meanwhile “Apparel” group showed the largest decrease (2.9%).

CNMI CPI Table2: Annual Inflation, by Group, Saipan

    All Items Food Alcoholic
Beverages
Housing
&
Utilities
Apparel Transportation Medical
Care
Recreation Education
&
Communication
Other
Goods
&
Services
Source: CNMI Consumer Price Index
2017 2nd Qtr 3.9 -0.5 0.9 13.7 -0.3 1.8 0.1 -0.4 0.1 4.1
2017 1st Qtr 5.1 0.1 -2.2 17.1 -2.9 4.2 0.1 -0.4 0.0 1.7
2016 4th Qtr 2.1 -1.1 -2.2 -0.1 -0.3 2.3 0.3 44.4 7.0 0.3
2016 3rd Qtr 1.9 -0.8 -2.2 -0.8 -0.2 1.9 0.3 44.7 7.0 0.3
2016 2nd Qtr 0.1 0.1 -0.5 -3.6 -0.1 -2.9 0.3 44.3 7.1 0.0
2016 1st Qtr -0.3 -0.3 2.6 -4.7 0.0 -3.6 0.3 43.9 7.1 -0.1
2015 4th Qtr -4.1 0.8 2.6 -7.5 1.2 -9.6 0.0 -0.5 0.1 4.4
2015 3rd Qtr -3.7 3.9 3.1 -10.7 1.5 -8.1 0.1 -0.5 -0.2 16.0
2015 2nd Qtr -2.9 4.3 0.5 -9.4 -0.2 -5.6 0.2 -2.5 0.1 15.9
2015 1st Qtr -2.9 5.0 1.8 -10.3 -0.2 -5.9 0.3 -0.1 0.1 16.0
2014 4th Qtr 1.1 6.2 2.8 -4.3 -0.3 3.4 0.5 0.5 -1.5 11.3
2014 3rd Qtr 0.4 2.7 2.3 -1.2 -0.7 1.1 0.4 0.3 -1.1 0.0
2014 2nd Qtr 0.0 4.0 4.3 0.6 0.6 1.7 -10.1 2.0 -1.2 0.2
2014 1st Qtr -0.9 3.4 2.9 -0.7 -0.4 0.2 -10.1 -0.2 -1.2 0.2
2013 4th Qtr -2.5 1.8 3.7 0.1 -1.7 -4.1 -9.3 -1.0 -9.9 0.1
2013 3rd Qtr -1.2 1.6 3.7 2.0 -3.1 -1.5 -7.8 -1.0 -9.5 0.3
2013 2nd Qtr 0.1 0.3 2.2 1.3 -4.8 -0.2 3.8 -0.8 -9.3 0.1
2013 1st Qtr -0.5 0.2 3.7 0.6 -4.6 -2.9 6.0 -0.8 -10.2 0.3
2012 4th Qtr 1.1 0.0 5.5 0.5 -5.4 2.0 4.8 2.4 -0.3 0.4
2012 3rd Qtr 0.1 -0.2 0.8 -0.7 -2.7 0.1 3.0 1.5 -0.1 0.6
2012 2nd Qtr 2.7 1.1 0.8 1.3 0.3 0.9 15.6 1.7 -0.3 0.8
2012 1st Qtr 4.3 3.5 -0.7 2.3 0.5 5.6 13.2 1.6 0.8 0.8
2011 4th Qtr 2.3 5.7 -3.3 -4.7 1.1 4.3 13.2 0.4 0.7 6.2
2011 3rd Qtr 6.3 7.5 3.8 -4.3 0.0 10.5 35.7 1.1 -0.3 8.0
2011 2nd Qtr 3.7 5.7 3.3 -5.4 -0.9 9.9 18.6 0.2 -0.9 7.7
2011 1st Qtr 3.5 3.5 3.3 -4.7 -2.9 9.5 18.7 1.1 -0.9 9.4
2010 4th Qtr 5.5 -0.1 3.5 1.2 -3.8 14.3 21.2 -2.5 -1.3 3.2
2010 3rd Qtr 4.9 -1.8 0.9 9.6 -3.1 11.0 1.2 -2.1 -0.6 1.7
2010 2nd Qtr 4.8 1.0 1.3 6.4 0.2 10.2 -1.1 -0.8 8.3 2.8
2010 1st Qtr 6.0 2.0 9.8 6.8 2.8 13.1 -1.2 1.6 8.2 1.0
2009 4th Qtr 5.4 4.5 6.5 6.6 4.3 8.4 -1.6 3.8 5.8 3.0
2009 3rd Qtr -1.9 7.6 7.4 -16.1 3.9 9.8 1.3 3.6 6.0 2.5
2009 2nd Qtr -3.2 9.5 10.6 -16.5 -0.1 4.8 1.6 2.7 -1.5 9.3
2009 1st Qtr 6.5 8.3 2.9 9.2 -1.2 4.7 1.6 -3.4 -1.4 9.4
2008 4th Qtr 5.1 11.9 7.4 3.1 -1.0 4.2 7.1 -2.0 1.4 7.7
2008 3rd Qtr 9.6 10.2 7.0 20.3 -1.6 -0.1 4.0 -1.7 0.9 7.7
2008 2nd Qtr 10.9 6.1 3.4 24.3 -0.7 3.4 7.1 -0.8 -0.1 0.0
2008 1st Qtr 1.3 7.1 2.5 -1.0 0.6 0.0 8.3 2.4 -0.2 0.0
2007 4th Qtr 3.2 4.6 4.3 6.4 2.1 0.0 1.1 1.2 0.3 0.0
2007 3rd Qtr 3.5 5.6 3.9 6.7 2.4 0.0 1.1 -0.3 0.7 0.0
2007 2nd Qtr 14.6 6.3 3.9 47.6 3.2 0.0 1.1 1.4 0.9 0.0
2007 1st Qtr 12.5 5.0 3.9 41.1 3.4 0.0 0.0 1.9 1.0 0.0
2006 4th Qtr 13.4 4.4 0.6 43.0 15.4 0.3 6.5 4.2 1.2 0.0
2006 3rd Qtr 13.4 2.0 0.6 45.5 14.4 0.3 6.2 6.3 1.8 0.0
2006 2nd Qtr 2.4 1.2 0.9 5.2 9.2 0.6 6.3 3.4 3.0 0.0
2006 1st Qtr 2.4 1.8 2.2 4.2 7.1 0.7 6.3 5.6 3.4 0.0
2005 4th Qtr 1.2 0.2 1.8 2.8 0.0 0.8 -0.2 3.1 -0.1 0.0
2005 3rd Qtr 1.3 2.7 1.5 1.1 -2.5 1.0 0.1 1.9 1.0 0.0
2005 2nd Qtr 0.7 3.5 1.6 0.6 -3.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -1.2 0.0
2005 1st Qtr 1.1 3.7 0.1 -0.1 -2.9 0.1 0.0 3.3 -1.5 8.3
2004 4th Qtr 1.6 6.8 0.0 0.1 -7.9 -0.3 0.0 2.4 1.3 8.3
2004 3rd Qtr 0.7 4.5 0.1 -1.8 -5.4 0.3 0.0 -0.2 -1.5 8.3
2004 2nd Qtr 1.0 3.8 -0.5 -2.3 -0.4 1.2 0.0 2.2 -0.2 8.3
2004 1st Qtr 0.2 3.1 -0.1 -1.7 0.9 0.5 0.0 -4.4 -0.5 0.0

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Section 3: Further Analysis of the Index

Table 3 and Chart 5 below show the change in the index since the re-base in the 4th Quarter 2008.
The analysis shows that most groups have increased during this time, with the exceptions of “Housing & Utilities”, “Apparel” and “Education & Communication” which show decreases ranging from about 5 percent to about 10 percent.
“Recreation” had the greatest increase of 48 percent in this period which was followed by “Other Goods & Services” with an increase of 32 percent.
For more details refer to Appendix 1.

CNMI CPI Table3: Consumer Price Index, by Group, Saipan

    All Items Food Alcoholic
Beverages
Housing
&
Utilities
Apparel Transportation Medical
Care
Recreation Education
&
Communication
Other
Goods
&
Services
Source: CNMI Consumer Price Index
2017 2nd Qtr 114.8 119.6 120.3 103.6 94.7 120.1 129.4 147.9 100.0 137.2
2017 1st Qtr 114.6 119.7 120.3 103.0 92.4 121.0 129.4 147.9 99.9 133.9
2016 4th Qtr 111.0 118.7 120.3 91.5 94.9 121.0 129.3 148.5 99.8 132.3
2016 3rd Qtr 110.7 118.7 120.3 90.7 94.9 120.6 129.3 148.9 99.8 132.2
2016 2nd Qtr 110.5 120.1 119.2 91.1 95.0 118.1 129.3 148.5 99.8 131.8
2016 1st Qtr 109.0 119.6 123.0 88.0 95.1 116.1 129.3 148.5 99.8 131.6
2015 4th Qtr 108.7 120.1 123.0 91.6 95.1 118.3 129.0 102.9 93.3 131.8
2015 3rd Qtr 108.6 119.7 123.0 91.5 95.1 118.3 129.0 102.9 93.3 131.8
2015 2nd Qtr 110.3 120.0 119.9 94.5 95.1 121.6 129.0 102.9 93.2 131.7
2015 1st Qtr 109.4 120.0 119.9 92.3 95.1 120.4 129.0 103.2 93.2 131.7
2014 4th Qtr 113.3 119.1 119.9 99.0 94.0 130.8 129.0 103.4 93.2 126.3
2014 3rd Qtr 112.8 115.2 119.3 102.4 93.7 128.8 128.8 103.4 93.5 113.6
2014 2nd Qtr 113.6 115.1 119.3 104.4 95.3 128.8 128.7 105.6 93.1 113.6
2014 1st Qtr 112.7 114.3 117.7 102.9 95.2 127.9 128.6 103.3 93.1 113.6
2013 4th Qtr 112.1 112.2 116.6 103.5 94.3 126.5 128.3 103.0 94.5 113.5
2013 3rd Qtr 112.4 112.2 116.6 103.7 94.3 127.3 128.3 103.1 94.5 113.7
2013 2nd Qtr 113.6 110.7 114.4 103.7 94.8 126.6 143.1 103.5 94.3 113.4
2013 1st Qtr 113.7 110.5 114.4 103.6 95.6 127.6 143.1 103.5 94.3 113.4
2012 4th Qtr 115.0 110.3 112.4 103.3 95.9 131.9 141.5 104.0 104.9 113.4
2012 3rd Qtr 113.8 110.5 112.4 101.6 97.4 129.3 139.2 104.1 104.4 113.4
2012 2nd Qtr 113.5 110.4 111.9 102.4 99.6 126.9 137.8 104.3 103.9 113.3
2012 1st Qtr 114.4 110.2 110.3 103.0 100.2 131.4 135.0 104.3 105.0 113.1
2011 4th Qtr 113.8 110.3 106.6 102.9 101.4 129.3 135.1 101.6 105.2 112.9
2011 3rd Qtr 113.7 110.8 111.5 102.3 100.1 129.1 135.1 102.6 104.6 112.7
2011 2nd Qtr 110.5 109.3 111.0 101.1 99.3 125.8 119.2 102.6 104.2 112.4
2011 1st Qtr 109.7 106.5 111.0 100.7 99.7 124.5 119.2 102.7 104.2 112.2
2010 4th Qtr 111.2 104.4 110.3 108.0 100.3 123.9 119.3 101.2 104.5 106.2
2010 3rd Qtr 106.9 103.0 107.5 106.9 100.1 116.9 99.5 101.4 104.9 104.3
2010 2nd Qtr 106.6 103.4 107.5 106.8 100.2 114.5 100.5 102.4 105.1 104.4
2010 1st Qtr 106.0 102.9 107.5 105.7 102.7 113.7 100.5 101.6 105.1 102.6
2009 4th Qtr 105.4 104.5 106.5 106.6 104.3 108.4 98.4 103.8 105.8 103.0
2009 3rd Qtr 101.9 104.9 106.5 97.6 103.4 105.3 98.4 103.6 105.5 102.5
2009 2nd Qtr 101.6 102.3 106.0 100.4 100.0 103.9 101.6 103.2 97.0 101.5
2009 1st Qtr 100.0 100.9 97.8 98.9 100.0 100.5 101.6 100.0 97.2 101.5
2008 4th Qtr 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
2008 3rd Qtr 103.9 97.5 99.2 116.3 99.5 95.9 97.1 100.0 99.5 100.0
2008 2nd Qtr 105.0 93.5 95.8 120.2 100.1 99.2 100.0 100.5 98.5 92.9
2008 1st Qtr 93.8 93.1 95.1 90.6 101.2 96.0 100.0 103.6 98.5 92.9
2007 4th Qtr 95.1 89.4 93.1 97.0 101.0 96.0 93.3 102.0 98.6 92.9
2007 3rd Qtr 94.8 88.5 92.7 96.7 101.0 96.0 93.3 101.8 98.6 92.9
2007 2nd Qtr 94.7 88.1 92.7 96.7 100.8 96.0 93.3 101.3 98.6 92.9
2007 1st Qtr 92.7 86.9 92.7 91.5 100.5 96.0 92.3 101.2 98.7 92.9
2006 4th Qtr 92.2 85.5 89.3 91.2 98.9 96.0 92.3 100.8 98.3 92.9
2006 3rd Qtr 91.6 83.8 89.3 90.7 98.7 96.0 92.3 102.0 97.9 92.9
2006 2nd Qtr 82.6 82.9 89.2 65.5 97.7 96.0 92.3 99.9 97.8 92.9
2006 1st Qtr 82.4 82.8 89.2 64.8 97.2 96.0 92.3 99.3 97.8 92.9
2005 4th Qtr 81.3 81.8 88.8 63.8 85.7 95.7 86.7 96.8 97.2 92.9
2005 3rd Qtr 80.8 82.2 88.8 62.3 86.2 95.7 86.9 96.0 96.2 92.9
2005 2nd Qtr 80.7 81.9 88.4 62.2 89.5 95.4 86.8 96.6 94.9 92.9
2005 1st Qtr 80.4 81.3 87.3 62.2 90.8 95.3 86.8 94.1 94.5 92.8
2004 4th Qtr 80.4 81.7 87.2 62.1 85.8 94.9 86.8 93.9 97.3 92.8
2004 3rd Qtr 79.8 80.0 87.4 61.7 88.4 94.7 86.8 94.2 95.2 92.8
2004 2nd Qtr 80.1 79.2 87.1 61.9 92.4 95.6 86.8 96.7 96.0 92.8
2004 1st Qtr 79.6 78.4 87.2 62.3 93.4 95.2 86.8 91.0 96.0 85.7
2003 4th Qtr 79.1 76.4 87.2 62.0 93.1 95.2 86.8 91.7 96.0 85.7
2003 3rd Qtr 79.2 76.5 87.3 62.8 93.5 94.4 86.8 94.3 96.6 85.7
2003 2nd Qtr 79.3 76.3 87.5 63.3 92.8 94.4 86.8 94.6 96.2 85.7
2003 1st Qtr 79.4 76.0 87.3 63.3 92.6 94.7 86.8 95.2 96.4 85.7

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CNMI CPI Appendix1 – Saipan Index

Year.Qtr All Items Food Alcoholic
Beverages
Housing
&
Utilities
Apparel Transportation Medical
Care
Recreation Education
&
Communication
Other
Goods
&
Services
Source: CNMI Consumer Price Index
Weights 100.0 17.1 1.4 30.4 6.1 22.2 10.7 3.4 5.6 3.1
2017.02 114.8 119.6 120.3 103.6 94.7 120.1 129.4 147.9 100.0 137.2
2017.01 114.6 119.7 120.3 103.0 92.4 121.0 129.4 147.9 99.9 133.9
2016.04 111.0 118.7 120.3 91.5 94.9 121.0 129.3 148.5 99.8 132.3
2016.03 110.7 118.7 120.3 90.7 94.9 120.6 129.3 148.9 99.8 132.2
2016.02 110.5 120.1 119.2 91.1 95.0 118.1 129.3 148.5 99.8 131.8
2016.01 109.0 119.6 123.0 88.0 95.1 116.1 129.3 148.5 99.8 131.6
2015.04 108.7 120.1 123.0 91.6 95.1 118.3 129.0 102.9 93.3 131.8
2015.03 108.6 119.7 123.0 91.5 95.1 118.3 129.0 102.9 93.3 131.8
2015.02 110.3 120.0 119.9 94.5 95.1 121.6 129.0 102.9 93.2 131.7
2015.01 109.4 120.0 119.9 92.3 95.1 120.4 129.0 103.2 93.2 131.7
2014.04 113.3 119.1 119.9 99.0 94.0 130.8 129.0 103.4 93.2 126.3
2014.03 112.8 115.2 119.3 102.4 93.7 128.8 128.8 103.4 93.5 113.6
2014.02 113.6 115.1 119.3 104.4 95.3 128.8 128.7 105.6 93.1 113.6
2014.01 112.7 114.3 117.7 102.9 95.2 127.9 128.6 103.3 93.1 113.6
2013.04 112.1 112.2 116.6 103.5 94.3 126.5 128.3 103.0 94.5 113.5
2013.03 112.4 112.2 116.6 103.7 94.3 127.3 128.3 103.1 94.5 113.7
2013.02 113.6 110.7 114.4 103.7 94.8 126.6 143.1 103.5 94.3 113.4
2013.01 113.7 110.5 114.4 103.6 95.6 127.6 143.1 103.5 94.3 113.4
2012.04 115.0 110.3 112.4 103.3 95.9 131.9 141.5 104.0 104.9 113.4
2012.03 113.8 110.5 112.4 101.6 97.4 129.3 139.2 104.1 104.4 113.4
2012.02 113.5 110.4 111.9 102.4 99.6 126.9 137.8 104.3 103.9 113.3
2012.01 114.4 110.2 110.3 103.0 100.2 131.4 135.0 104.3 105.0 113.1
2011.04 113.8 110.3 106.6 102.9 101.4 129.3 135.1 101.6 105.2 112.9
2011.03 113.7 110.8 111.5 102.3 100.1 129.1 135.1 102.6 104.6 112.7
2011.02 110.5 109.3 111.0 101.1 99.3 125.8 119.2 102.6 104.2 112.4
2011.01 109.7 106.5 111.0 100.7 99.7 124.5 119.2 102.7 104.2 112.2
2010.04 111.2 104.4 110.3 108.0 100.3 123.9 119.3 101.2 104.5 106.2
2010.03 106.9 103.0 107.5 106.9 100.1 116.9 99.5 101.4 104.9 104.3
2010.02 106.6 103.4 107.5 106.8 100.2 114.5 100.5 102.4 105.1 104.4
2010.01 106.0 102.9 107.5 105.7 102.7 113.7 100.5 101.6 105.1 102.6
2009.04 105.4 104.5 106.5 106.6 104.3 108.4 98.4 103.8 105.8 103.0
2009.03 101.9 104.9 106.5 97.6 103.4 105.3 98.4 103.6 105.5 102.5
2009.02 101.6 102.3 106.0 100.4 100.0 103.9 101.6 103.2 97.0 101.5
2009.01 100.0 100.9 97.8 98.9 100.0 100.5 101.6 100.0 97.2 101.5
2008.04 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
2008.03 103.9 97.5 99.2 116.3 99.5 95.9 97.1 100.0 99.5 100.0
2008.02 105.0 93.5 95.8 120.2 100.1 99.2 100.0 100.5 98.5 92.9
2008.01 93.8 93.1 95.1 90.6 101.2 96.0 100.0 103.6 98.5 92.9
2007.04 95.1 89.4 93.1 97.0 101.0 96.0 93.3 102.0 98.6 92.9
2007.03 94.8 88.5 92.7 96.7 101.0 96.0 93.3 101.8 98.6 92.9
2007.02 94.7 88.1 92.7 96.7 100.8 96.0 93.3 101.3 98.6 92.9
2007.01 92.7 86.9 92.7 91.5 100.5 96.0 92.3 101.2 98.7 92.9
2006.04 92.2 85.5 89.3 91.2 98.9 96.0 92.3 100.8 98.3 92.9
2006.03 91.6 83.8 89.3 90.7 98.7 96.0 92.3 102.0 97.9 92.9
2006.02 82.6 82.9 89.2 65.5 97.7 96.0 92.3 99.9 97.8 92.9
2006.01 82.4 82.8 89.2 64.8 97.2 96.0 92.3 99.3 97.8 92.9
2005.04 81.3 81.8 88.8 63.8 85.7 95.7 86.7 96.8 97.2 92.9
2005.03 80.8 82.2 88.8 62.3 86.2 95.7 86.9 96.0 96.2 92.9
2005.02 80.7 81.9 88.4 62.2 89.5 95.4 86.8 96.6 94.9 92.9
2005.01 80.4 81.3 87.3 62.2 90.8 95.3 86.8 94.1 94.5 92.8
2004.04 80.4 81.7 87.2 62.1 85.8 94.9 86.8 93.9 97.3 92.8
2004.03 79.8 80.0 87.4 61.7 88.4 94.7 86.8 94.2 95.2 92.8
2004.02 80.1 79.2 87.1 61.9 92.4 95.6 86.8 96.7 96.0 92.8
2004.01 79.6 78.4 87.2 62.3 93.4 95.2 86.8 91.0 96.0 85.7
2003.04 79.1 76.4 87.2 62.0 93.1 95.2 86.8 91.7 96.0 85.7
2003.03 79.2 76.5 87.3 62.8 93.5 94.4 86.8 94.3 96.6 85.7
2003.02 79.3 76.3 87.5 63.3 92.8 94.4 86.8 94.6 96.2 85.7
2003.01 79.4 76.0 87.3 63.3 92.6 94.7 86.8 95.2 96.4 85.7

CNMI CPI Appendix2 – Saipan Quarterly Change

Year.Qtr All Items Food Alcoholic
Beverages
Housing
&
Utilities
Apparel Transportation Medical
Care
Recreation Education
&
Communication
Other
Goods
&
Services
Source: CNMI Consumer Price Index
Weights 100.0 17.1 1.4 30.4 6.1 22.2 10.7 3.4 5.6 3.1
2017.02 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.5 2.5 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 2.5
2017.01 3.2 0.8 0.0 12.6 -2.6 0.0 0.1 -0.4 0.0 1.2
2016.04 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.4 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0
2016.03 0.2 -1.2 0.9 -0.4 -0.1 2.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3
2016.02 1.3 0.5 -3.1 3.5 -0.2 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
2016.01 0.3 -0.4 0.0 -3.8 0.0 -1.9 0.3 44.4 7.0 -0.1
2015.04 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015.03 -1.5 -0.3 2.6 -3.2 0.0 -2.7 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.1
2015.02 0.9 0.1 0.0 2.4 0.0 1.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0
2015.01 -3.5 0.7 0.0 -6.7 1.2 -8.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0 4.3
2014.04 0.4 3.4 0.5 -3.3 0.3 1.6 0.1 0.0 -0.4 11.2
2014.03 -0.6 0.1 0.0 -1.9 -1.7 0.0 0.1 -2.1 0.5 0.0
2014.02 0.8 0.7 1.4 1.4 0.1 0.7 0.1 2.2 0.0 0.0
2014.01 0.5 1.8 0.9 -0.5 1.0 1.1 0.2 0.4 -1.5 0.1
2013.04 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.7 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.2
2013.03 -1.0 1.3 2.0 0.0 -0.5 0.6 -10.3 -0.4 0.3 0.3
2013.02 -0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.9 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013.01 -1.1 0.2 1.7 0.3 -0.3 -3.3 1.1 -0.5 -10.1 0.0
2012.04 1.1 -0.2 0.0 1.7 -1.5 2.0 1.7 -0.1 0.4 0.0
2012.03 0.3 0.0 0.5 -0.8 -2.2 1.8 1.0 -0.2 0.5 0.1
2012.02 -0.8 0.2 1.5 -0.6 -0.6 -3.4 2.1 0.0 -1.1 0.2
2012.01 0.5 -0.1 3.4 0.1 -1.2 1.6 -0.1 2.7 -0.2 0.2
2011.04 0.1 -0.4 -4.4 0.5 1.3 0.1 0.0 -0.9 0.6 0.2
2011.03 2.8 1.4 0.4 1.2 0.8 2.6 13.3 0.0 0.4 0.2
2011.02 0.8 2.6 0.0 0.3 -0.4 1.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.2
2011.01 -1.4 2.0 0.7 -6.7 -0.6 0.4 -0.1 1.5 -0.3 5.6
2010.04 4.0 1.3 2.6 1.0 0.2 6.0 19.9 -0.3 -0.4 1.9
2010.03 0.3 -0.4 0.0 0.1 -0.1 2.1 -1.0 -0.9 -0.2 -0.1
2010.02 0.5 0.4 0.0 1.1 -2.5 0.7 0.1 0.8 0.0 1.7
2010.01 0.6 -1.5 0.9 -0.9 -1.5 4.8 2.0 -2.1 -0.7 -0.4
2009.04 3.4 -0.4 0.0 9.3 0.9 2.9 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4
2009.03 0.3 2.5 0.4 -2.8 3.4 1.3 -3.2 0.4 8.7 1.0
2009.02 1.7 1.4 8.4 1.5 0.0 3.4 0.0 3.2 -0.1 0.0
2009.01 0.0 0.9 -2.2 -1.1 0.0 0.5 1.6 0.0 -2.8 1.5
2008.04 -3.8 2.6 0.8 -14.0 0.5 4.3 3.0 0.0 0.5 0.0
2008.03 -1.0 4.3 3.5 -3.2 -0.6 -3.3 -2.9 -0.5 1.0 7.7
2008.02 11.9 0.3 0.8 32.7 -1.1 3.4 0.0 -2.9 0.0 0.0
2008.01 -1.4 4.2 2.1 -6.7 0.1 0.0 7.1 1.5 -0.1 0.0
2007.04 0.3 1.0 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0
2007.03 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0
2007.02 2.2 1.3 0.0 5.6 0.3 0.0 1.1 0.1 -0.2 0.0
2007.01 0.5 1.7 3.8 0.3 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.0
2006.04 0.6 2.0 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 -1.1 0.5 0.0
2006.03 10.9 1.1 0.0 38.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.1 0.0
2006.02 0.3 0.1 0.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0
2006.01 1.3 1.1 0.5 1.6 13.4 0.3 6.5 2.6 0.6 0.0
2005.04 0.6 -0.4 0.1 2.3 -0.6 0.0 -0.2 0.8 1.1 0.0
2005.03 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.1 -3.6 0.3 0.1 -0.7 1.4 0.0
2005.02 0.3 0.7 1.3 0.1 -1.4 0.1 0.0 2.7 0.4 0.0
2005.01 0.1 -0.5 0.1 0.2 5.8 0.4 0.0 0.2 -2.9 0.0
2004.04 0.7 2.1 -0.2 0.6 -3.0 0.2 0.0 -0.3 2.2 0.0
2004.03 -0.4 1.1 0.4 -0.3 -4.3 -0.9 0.0 -2.6 -0.9 0.0
2004.02 0.7 1.0 -0.2 -0.6 -1.1 0.4 0.0 6.2 0.1 8.3
2004.01 0.6 2.6 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.0
2003.04 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -1.3 -0.4 0.8 0.0 -2.8 -0.6 0.0
2003.03 -0.1 0.4 -0.2 -0.8 0.8 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.4 0.0
2003.02 -0.1 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.3 0.0 -0.7 -0.2 0.0
2003.01

CNMI CPI Appendix 3 – CPI Weights for each Islands

    Saipan Tinian Rota
Source: CNMI Consumer Price Index
Food All Food 17.1083 21.0482 12.9058
Food Cereal Products 2.7052 4.6227 2.6345
Food Meat Products 4.0402 6.0270 3.1488
Food Seafood Produce 1.4994 0.8986 N/A
Food Dairy Produce 1.5335 2.0349 1.4826
Food Fruit 0.3195 0.5851 0.0762
Food Vegetables 1.0487 1.1897 0.9914
Food Non-alcoholic Beverages 1.6493 2.8072 1.5779
Food Confectionery 0.3072 0.2004 0.2269
Food Miscellaneous Food 0.5690 1.2973 0.5522
Food Take-away Food 3.4363 1.3853 2.2153
Alcoholic Beverages Alcoholic Beverages 1.3768 3.1933 1.5890
Housing & Utilities All Housing & Utilities 30.3859 31.1513 44.6249
Housing & Utilities Housing 15.1278 7.8888 13.7889
Housing & Utilities Utilities 10.0594 12.0407 14.5987
Housing & Utilities Household Goods/Furniture 1.0887 5.3456 2.0813
Housing & Utilities Household Maintenance 4.1101 5.8762 14.1559
Apparel All Apparel 6.1443 8.7016 7.8026
Apparel Mens Clothng 1.7022 2.9283 1.5850
Apparel Womens Clothing 2.0195 3.0038 2.4739
Apparel Infant Clothing 0.6881 0.5074 0.7567
Apparel Footwear 1.2561 1.8681 2.5288
Apparel Accessories 0.4783 0.3942 0.4582
Transportation All Transportation 22.2282 7.9752 10.3137
Transportation Vehicle Purchase 13.8896 0.4586 2.1391
Transportation Vehicle Maintenance 7.2386 5.3267 7.6918
Transportation Public Transport 1.1000 2.1900 0.4827
Medical Care All Medical Care 10.6622 10.8923 9.3760
Medical Care Medical Supplies 1.2291 1.3909 2.3924
Medical Care Medical Services 9.4330 9.5014 6.9836
Recreation Recreation 3.3994 4.0032 2.2680
Education & Communication Education & Communication 5.6292 5.7111 2.9257
Education & Communication Education 0.6395 0.6188 0.4815
Education & Communication Communication 4.9897 5.0923 2.4442
Other Goods & Services All Other Goods & Services 3.0656 7.3237 8.1944
Other Goods & Services Cigarettes & BetelNut 1.7380 2.6558 4.1746
Other Goods & Services Other Goods 0.5353 0.4458 0.3478
Other Goods & Services Other Services 0.7923 4.2221 3.6719