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January 2018

The year on year headline inflation for the month of March 2013 stands at 36.4 percent a decline of 1.5 percentage points on the month before . The urban and rural rates stand at 39.8 percent and 31.8 percent respectively.
Food inflation has started to decline owing mainly to the availability of cereals in some parts of the country. Non-food inflation has gone up due to the upward adjustment in the price of gasoline and its derivatives. However its impact on overall inflation has largely been offset by the decline in food inflation.

The National Statistical Office is pleased to release the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Inflation Rate for January 2018 using revised weights. The headline inflation rate (year on year) for January 2018 stands at 8.1 percent compared to the headline inflation rate of 18.2 percent for the same period last year (January 2017). Food and non food inflation rate stand at 7.6 percent and 9.6 percent respectively.

The National Statistical Office will from January 2018 be releasing month on month inflation rate. The National month on month Inflation rate for January, 2018 stands at 4.5 percent. Food inflation rate stands at 8.4 percent while Non Food Inflation is 1.4 percent.

The urban month on month inflation rate stands at 2.3 percent. Urban Food and Non food inflation rates are 6.2 percent and 0.2 percent respectively.

The rural month on month inflation rate stands at 6.4 percent. Rural Food and Non food inflation rates are 9.6 percent and 2.8 percent respectively.



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