Inflation up by 0.4% to close the year 2021

Government Statistician, Prof. Samuel Kobina Anim

By Edzorna Francis Mensah

The year-on-year inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has gone up by 0.4% by 12.6 % in December 2021 with a monthly change rate of 1.23 % within the same period under review.

The Food and Non-alcoholic beverages recorded a year-on-year inflation rate of 12.8 % whereas the Non-Food group recorded a year-on-year inflation rate of 12.5 % for the same period.

On Regional differentials, the year-on-year inflation rate ranged from 7.4 % in the Eastern Region to 18.6 % in the Upper West Region. Four regions recorded inflation rates above the national average of 12.6%.

The Government Statistician and Head of Ghana Statistical Service, Professor, Samuel Kobina Annin made these known to Journalists in Accra.


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