Citing an increase the priced of bread, meat and cereals, the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday released the Consumer Price Index for the Month of July, the country’s inflation rate moved up to 8.3 per cent.
NBS noted that the CPI report of July represents an increase of 0.1 percentage point over the 8.2 per cent recorded in June.
“In July 2014, the CPI which measures inflation, edged higher from the previous month.
“Prices rose by 8.3 per cent (year-on-year), up by 0.1 percentage points from 8.2 per cent recorded in June
“This is the fifth consecutive month of year-on-year increases in the Headline index. The faster pace of price increases recorded in the Headline index were as a result of an increase in multiple divisions that contribute to the Headline index.
“It added however that on a month on month basis, the increases in urban prices eased as Urban Headline index in July increased by 0.70 per cent, indicating 0.1 percentage points lower from the June,” NBS said.
According to the report, rural prices also exhibited the same trend over the period, increasing by 8.1 per cent from eight percent in the preceding month.
“As was the trend with urban prices, the Rural All-items index rose at a slower pace by 0.60 percent in July,down from 0.74 percent in June,” it said.