Ghana's inflation rate rises to 9.5 percent in April

APA-Accra (Ghana)

Ghana's inflation rate rose to 9.5 percent for the month of April 2019, APA learns here.

This is against the figure of 9.3 recorded in March this year, representing a 0.2 percent increase.

The Deputy Government Statistician, Mr. David Kombat, who made this known in Accra on Wednesday, said non-food inflation was influenced by increases in clothing and footwear, recreation and culture, transport, household equipment, and routine maintenance, which were all above the sector average of 10.4.

He, however, noted that year-on-year inflation for April declined from 8.4 percent in March to 7.3 percent in April.

The figure has come at a time government has announced plans to achieve an end of year inflation of 8 percent.


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