Uganda Records 3.4 Percent Fall In Annual Inflation Rate

viagra sale geneva;”>story sans-serif;”>”This is attributed the decrease to the Annual Core inflation rate from 6.8 percent for the year ended March 2013 to 5.8 percent for the year ending April 2013, illness ” noted UBOS Executive Director Ben Paul Mungyereza .

Among the areas that registered the highest Annual Inflation rate is Kampala with the highest of 6.1 percent compared to 6.2 percent in March 2013. “This was driven by the high price levels of beverages, rent, household textile, furniture, transport fares and education charges,” noted Mungyereza.

It was followed by Jinja district with its annual rate at 4.5 percent from 4.4 percent in the month of March due to the high price levels of beverages, footwear, rent, unmetered water, and firewood and education charges.

He further noted that the main inflation drivers were high price levels for beverages, new clothing and health services.

However, the monthly Headline Inflation for the month of April rose by 1.4 percent from the 0.9 percent increase in March 2013 registering also an increase in the monthly Core Inflation to 0.2 percent in April 2013 from the 0.3 percent recorded in March 2013.

The monthly food Crops Inflation registered an 8.8 percent rise in April 2013 up from 3.9 percent in March 2013.

According to, Vincent Musoke Nsubuga, Senior Statistician UBOS , the increase was mainly attributed to increased prices of matooke, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbages, tomatoes, pineapples, beans and fish in most centers mainly due to decreased supplies on the market.

“However the decrease in prices was recorded for sweet potatoes, passion fruits, avocado, onions, green pepper, bitter tomatoes, carrots, maize flour, bread and sugar,” he added.

Overall inflation in the monthly composite food crop registered a rise of 3.7 percent.

He continued to note that the non-food category inflation rose by 0.4% and was driven by an increase in the prices of new clothing, fire wood, kerosene, gas, house hold textiles, furniture and rental charges in most centres.

The Annual Inflation rate for Other goods decreased to 3.5 percent in April 2013 compared to 5.0 percent recorded in March 2013. for services, the Annual Inflation rate recorded was 7.9 percent in April 2013 compared to 7.6 percent registered in March 2013.

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