Price Indices

Summary Inflation Report Consumer Price Index (2012=100): July 2018

The country’s headline inflation rate continued to move at a faster pace of 5.7 percent in July 2018. In the previous month, inflation was posted at 5.2 percent and in June 2017, 2.4 percent.
The uptrend was mainly due to the 7.1 percent annual rate recorded in food and non-alcoholic beverages index. Nine out of 11 commodity divisions registered higher annual upticks during the month. (see Tables 3 and 4).
Excluding selected food and energy items, core inflation rate accelerated by 4.5 percent in July 2018. It was pegged at 4.3 percent in the previous month and 2.1 percent in July 2017 (see Table 9).


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