Inflation In Ghana Affecting Charcoal And Other Commodities
Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) data has shown that the top 15 commodities, both food and non-food drive inflation in the country these days.
However, despite the variations of these commodities and they are highly driven by local products.
The data show that 56.2% of the items are food and non-food products locally produced, while 43.8% are from outside the country.
This comes after the Service announced last week that Ghana’s inflation had raised to 27.6% in May 2022 from 23.6% recorded in April.
Grapes, which are imported made it to the top of the list and saw a 100.8% inflation.
It is followed by diesel, 81.1%, and also imported while firewood which is a local non food saw 73.7% year-on-year inflation.
Also, avocado pear and watermelon which are seasoned foods clocked 54.4% and 73.2% respectively.