KSH: 0.5 percent inflation, food prices increased by more than 1 percent

By: trademagazin Date: 2015. 06. 09. 12:00

In May, consumer prices were an average 0.5 percent higher than a year before. Compared to April consumer prices rose by 0.7 percent – the Central Statistical Office (KSH) reported on Tuesday.


The alcoholic beverages and the tobacco products became more expensive with the highest degree in May, while fuels and household energy prices fell, compared to the previous year.

Consumer prices in January-May were 0.6 percent lower on average, compared to the same period of the last year.

Core inflation rose to 1.3 percent in May, seasonally adjusted. In annual comparison it was 0.2 percent compared to the previous month. (MTI)

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