THE inflation rate dropped to 5.6 per cent in March.
Fiji Bureau of Statistics revealed that there were price reductions for food, alcoholic drinks, clothing and footwear.
The bureau noted a -1.2 per cent decrease in food prices, -0.1 per cent for alcoholic drinks, and clothing and footwear.
There were, however, price increases for heating and lighting, durable household goods, transport, medical and laundry goods.
A 0.1 per cent increase for heating and lighting was attributed to higher prices recorded for household kerosene, while a 0.6 per cent increase was noted for durable household goods.