Consumer inflation falls to 4.6% y.o.y. in July
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Consumer prices in July 2021 were 4.6% higher on average than a year earlier, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).
Compared to July 2020, food prices were up by 3.1%, within which the price of edible oil by 27.5%, that of canteen meals by 8.4%, margarine prices by 8%, the price of poultry meat by 7.7%, that of buffet products by 7.3%, flour prices by 7.2% and the price of restaurant meals by 6.2%. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices rose by 11.1% on average, within which tobacco prices by 18.1%.
Consumers paid 3.8% more for consumer durables, within which living and dining room furniture cost 10.7%, kitchen and other furniture 8.4% and new passenger cars 7.5% more for consumers. Motor fuel prices became 19.8% and the price of household repair and maintenance goods 11.9% higher.
Services became 2.9%, within which the repair and maintenance of dwellings 11.3% and recreational services 7.6% more expensive.
Consumer prices up 0.5% compared to June
Compared to June 2021, consumer prices increased by 0.5% on average. Food prices rose by 0.1%, and calculated without seasonal food items (potatoes, fresh vegetables and fresh domestic and tropical fruits in total) these prices went up by 0.4% on average. Within food, edible oil cost 3.8%, poultry meat 2.1%, butter 1.5% and both pasta products and canteen meals 1.1% more, while seasonal food items 2.4%, pork as well as salami, sausages and ham 0.8% and eggs 0.7% less for consumers.
Motor fuel prices increased by 4.2% and the price of household repair and maintenance goods by 4.1%. Services prices were up by 0.4%, within which recreational services prices by 7.8% on average.
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