Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has said, the inflation rate of March is 0.1 percent higher than February. Inflation rate was 9.2 per cent in February and now it increased to 9.3 per cent. It was 10.4 per cent in March 2018.
In Accra on Wednesday, GSS announced that in March food inflation basket recorded a rate of 8.4 %, compared to 8.1 per cent recorded in February 2019.
The non-food basket inflation rate of 9.7 per cent in February 2019 remained unchanged in March 2019.
Non-food inflation increased in transport (13.7 per cent), recreation and culture (14.1 per cent), household equipment and routine maintenance (12.2 per cent), and furnishing clothing and footwear (13.3 per cent).
Coffee, tea and cocoa (13 per cent), mineral water, soft drinks, fruit and vegetable juices (11.1 per cent) fruits (10.2 per cent) and meat and meat products (9.1 per cent) increased food inflation.
At the regional level, Deputy Government Statistician, David Kombat said four regions — Upper West, Brong Ahafo, Western and Ashanti — recorded inflation rates higher than the national average of 9.3 %.
He said the Volta Region recorded the same inflation as the national average.
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