Fresh vegetables and bread in particular became more expensive on St Eustatius. The year-on-year price increase on the island in Q1 was 1.1 percent.
Consumer prices up on Bonaire, down on Saba
Year-on-year, consumer prices on Bonaire were 0.4 percent in Q2, as against 0.1 percent in Q1. The price development of electricity contributed notably to the increase: the price of electricity declined in Q2 2016, and the effect has now worn off.
Prices for goods and services on Saba were 1 percent down in Q2 from the same quarter last year. This was also the case in Q1. Food products - in particular fresh vegetables - were cheaper than last year. Saba’s consumers also paid less for telephone and internet services.