Ghana Inflation Rate Edges Up in March

Consumer prices in Ghana rose 16.6 percent year-on-year in March of 2015, slightly up from 16.5 percent reported in the previous month, boosted by rising food prices.

Year-on-year food cost rose to 7.2 percent, the strongest growth since July last year. 

The largest upward pressure came from: housing, water, electricity and gas (+26.2 percent), clothing and footwear (+22.4 percent), transport prices (+25.8 percent), furnishings and household equipment (+20.9 percent), education (+22.9 percent) and health (+18.1 percent).

On a monthly basis, the consumer price index increased by 1.0 percent, easing from a 1.2 percent rise in the previous month.

Ghana Inflation Rate Edges Up in March

Ghana Statistical Service | Joana Ferreira |
4/16/2015 2:02:42 PM