Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s annual headline inflation for the year ending September 2017 increased from 5.2% to 5.3% in the year ended August 2017, according to official numbers released by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) on Sept.29.
Officials said the increase was attributed to a rise in core inflation recorded at 4.2% in the year ending September 2017 compared to 4.1% recorded in the year ended August 2017.
Annual food crops inflation declined to 9.6% in September 2017 compared to 11.7% recorded in August 2017, due to a decline in fruits inflation.
Services inflation rose from 3.3% to 4.1% while inflation of other goods declined to 4.2% from 4.7% in the period under review. Energy, fuels and utilities inflation was registered at 10.6% in the year ending September 2017 compared to 7.8% in August, due to a rise in inflation of solid fuels.
UBOS this week also released a Uganda National Household Survey 2016/17. See it in full below.
The Uganda Bureau of Statistics has been conducting an integrated household survey, popularly known as Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS) every other year since the late 1980s.
FULL Uganda National Household Survey 2016/17