Ghana Inflation Rate Lowest Since September 2013


Consumer prices in Ghana increased 12.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2017, easing from a 13 percent rise in April. It is the lowest inflation rate since September of 2013, as declining fuel cost led to a general slowdown in prices.

Year-on-year, prices slowed for: food and non-alcoholic beverages (6.3 percent vs 6.7 percent in April); housing and utilities (7.4 percent vs 7.7 percent); clothing and footwear (16.5 percent vs 16.7 percent); transport (23.6 percent vs 24.9 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (16.4 percent vs 16.8 percent); furniture and household equipment (20.7 percent vs 21.9 percent), recreation and culture (21.4 percent vs 22.3 percent); communication (11.3 percent vs 11.4 percent) and health (14.9 percent vs 15.1 percent). Also, the inflation rate was steady for hotels, cafes and restaurants (12.8 percent) and  education (14 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.7 percent, lower than 1.6 percent in April.

Ghana Inflation Rate Lowest Since September 2013


Ghana Statistical Service | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
6/14/2017 1:32:20 PM