The Year-on-year inflation rate for September fell slightly to 7.6 percent compared with 7.8 percent recorded in August 2019, the Ghana Statistical Service said on Wednesday.
Professor Samuel Kobina Anim, the Government Statistician, told the media that the general prices of goods and services went down by a marginal rate of -0.1 percent between August and September.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages recorded a year-on-year inflation rate of 8.5 percent while the non-food group recorded a rate of 7.0 percent.
He said alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics recorded 12.2 percent whiles housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel recorded 10.0 percent as the key driver of the month’s inflation.
Transport at 8.7 percent and recreation, sports, and culture 7.5 percent were the key drivers of the non-food inflation in September.
On a regional basis, four regions; Greater Accra 11.8 percent, Central 10.7 percent, Upper West 9.6 percent, and Volta 8.0 percent recorded inflation rates above the national average of 7.6 percent.
Eastern Region recorded the lowest year-on-year inflation rate of 3.8 per cent in September 2019.