Rwanda CPI inflation rises 3.65 pct in Dec.2013
Rwanda's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, grew 3.65 percent year on year in 2013, but stands for a decreased of 1.72 percent over the previous month.
The decrease in the consumer price index of 1.72 is attributable primarily to the decrease in Food and non-alcoholic beverages (4.55) and Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.30).
The 'local goods' increased by 4.15 on annual change with a monthly change of -2.08, while prices of the imported products increased by 1.64 on annual change with a monthly change of -0.23.
Between December 2013 and December 2012, The prices of the fresh products had a positive annual change of 4.88.
By: Oscar Sibomana