The total international arrivals declined over the month by 3,068 (22.5%) passengers, of which 70.5% were visitors and the remainder were returning residents. All categories of international arrival declined except for returning residents which slightly rose over the month by 209 passengers (7.2%). Read more in the International Arrivals and Departures report for October 2017.

The annual headline inflation increased further by 6.1% in October 2017 as projected. This is higher than a 5.8% reported in September 2017 and similar to a 6.1% recorded in October 2016. The continuous rise in annual inflation rate was due to higher prices of imported goods over the month. Read more in the Inflation report for October 2017.

The annual headline inflation increased by 5.8% in September 2017 as projected. This is higher than a 5.5% reported in August 2017 however lower than 7.0% in September 2016. The continuous rise in annual inflation rate was due to higher prices of imported goods. Read more in the Inflation report for September 2017.

The total container registrations declined over the month by 68 containers (6.2%) to 1,025 registrations. Container registrations remained higher than the average number of containers recorded in the same month of the past 5 years. Read more in the Container Registrations Report for October.

The total OET receipts for September 2017 declined by $10.4 million (15.1%) to $58.8 million. Lower transfer receipts’ mainly private transfers and lower services receipts drove this monthly decline. Find out more in the Overseas Exchange Transactions report for September 2017.

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