Inflation in American Samoa for the first quarter of 2007 was 1.8% higher, compared to the fourth quarter of 2006.
The January to March consumer price index just released by the Department of Commerce measured inflation at 2.1%.
Inflation for the last quarter was 0.3%.
The biggest increase was in the transportation group which recorded a 4.5% hike due to higher gasoline prices.
The food group recorded an increase of 1.3% due to higher prices of meat, fish, fruits and vegetables and other prepared foods.
The alcohol and tobacco group was up 1.1% due to increases cost of beer and cigarettes.
The only group which recorded a drop was housing which decreased 2.5% .