CPI and Inflation Report August 2017

CPI and Inflation Report August 2017

On a month-on-month basis, the Headline index increased by 0.97 percent in August 2017, 0.24 percent points lower from the rate of 1.21 percent recorded in July.

The percentage change in the average composite CPI for the twelve-month period ending in August 2017 over the average of the CPI for the previous twelve-month period was 17.33 percent, 0.14 percent point lower from 17.47 percent recorded in July 2017.

The Urban index rose by 16.13 percent (year-on-year) in August 2017, down by 0.09 percent point from 16.04 percent recorded in July, and the Rural index increased by 15.91 percent in August from 16.08 percent in July.
Date source: National Bureau of Statistics