Inflation in Kuwait rose 0.89% year-on-year in August, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.
By category, cigarettes & tobacco saw the biggest rise, up 13.51% year on year. Communication costs also jumped sharply, up 5.12% year on year.
The important category of food & beverages rose just 1.40% year on year, while transport costs were up 1.78% year on year and health by 3.11%.
Clothing & footwear and housing services costs were actually down year on year, by 1.03% and 0.94% respectively.