- The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has released inflation figures for June 2022, showing another record-breaking figure
- Inflation for June 2022 has been given as 29.8%, breaking a January 2004 inflation record of 29%
- Just like in May 2022, June's inflation has been driven by high fuel and food prices
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The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has released inflation figures for June 2022, showing that inflation peaked at 29.8%, compared to 27.6% in May this year.
This is a new inflation record for Ghana amid other poor macroeconomic figures. The last time Ghana’s inflation reached 29% was in January 2004.
In a press release, the GSS said June 2022’s inflation figures mean that:
“In the month of June 2022, the general price level was 29.8% higher than June 2021.”
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June 2022’s inflation has been driven by fuel price, which saw price growth of 41.6%. Diesel saw 99.7% year-on-year inflation while petrol prices were up 69.4%. Bread prices were up 44.5%.
Water and electricity saw a 38.4% increase in price, and food inflation rose to 30.7%.
High transport fares and rising food prices also pushed May 2022's inflation up
YEN.com.gh reported in a related story that inflation figures for May 2022 revealed that transport fare increases and rising food prices pushed the rate of inflation to 27.6%.
According to the Ghana Statistical Service, the rate of inflation for Transport (39.0%), Household Equipment & Maintenance (33.8%), Housing, Water, Gas & Electricity (32.3%), and Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages (30.1.6%) were higher than the national average (27.6%).
In April 2022, the inflation rate was 23.6%.
Inflation measures the increase in the prices of the goods and services that households buy. It is measured as the rate of change in those prices.
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Ghana’s inflation figures under Nana Akufo-Addo’s government in recent months show a steady rise in the prices of goods and services. This means Ghanaians would typically need more cash to be able to purchase the same quantity of goods.
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