KSH: prices increased by 5.5 percent in December and by an average of 17.6 percent in 2023

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 01. 12. 13:29

In December 2023, consumer prices exceeded a year earlier by an average of 5.5 percent, and compared to November, they decreased by an average of 0.3 percent. In 2023, compared to the previous year, consumer prices increased by an average of 17.6 percent, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) reported on Friday.

Food prices rose by 4.8 percent, including sugar (42.1 percent), chocolate and cocoa (17.2 percent), non-alcoholic soft drinks (16.1 percent), and coffee (14.1 percent). ).

Within the product group, the price of eggs decreased by 18.1 percent, flour by 17.8 percent, cheese by 15.5 percent, butter and butter cream by 14.5 percent, dry pasta by 11.0 percent, and milk by 10.3 percent.

Household energy became 13.9 percent cheaper, including 29.6 percent less for piped gas, 3.5 percent less for electricity, 0.6 percent more for firewood, and 0.4 percent more for bottled gas.

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