Producer Price Inflation increases marginally for September

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The Producer Price Inflation (PPI) for September 2020, saw an increase compared to the same period last month.

The PPI increased by 0.6 percent, recording 9.6 percentage points, compared to the 9.0 percent it recorded same time in August.

This means the year-on-year PPI, thus between September 2019 and September2020, increased by 9.6 percent.

The month-on-month change in the PPI between August and September 2020, was also pegged at 0.1 percent.

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Meanwhile, the mining and quarrying sub-sector recorded the highest inflation of 31.8 percent month on yearly basis, followed by manufacturing sub-sector with 5.9 percent.

The utilities sub-sector recorded the lowest annual inflation of 5.8 percent.

Government Statistician, Samuel Kobina Annim, gave a breakdown of the figures.

“The year-on-year producer inflation for all industry was 9.6 percent in September 2020; the monthly change rate was 0.1 percent. The Mining and Quarrying sub-sector recorded the highest year-on-year producer price inflation rate of 31.8 percent, followed by the Manufacturing sub-sector with 5.9 percent. The Utility sub-sector recorded the lowest year-on-year producer inflation rate of 5.8 percent. For the monthly changes, the mining and quarrying sub-sector recorded the highest inflation rate of 5.2 percent, followed by manufacturing sub-sectors with 0.2 percent. The Utility sub-sector recorded no monthly inflation rate in August 2020.”

The Producer Price Index measures the average change over time in the prices received by domestic producers for the production of their goods and services.

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Source Author: Ellen Dapaah