Compiling the CPI Caribbean Netherlands during the corona crisis 2020

The corona crisis has had an impact on how the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Caribbean Netherlands is compiled. This is primarily due to the fact that particular services became unavailable, which means that there were no prices for these services. In addition, the purchasing behaviour of consumers has changed while, at the same time, it has become more difficult – and in some cases even impossible – to observe prices. The latter was the case for Saba in the month of April, during the shelter in place.