The Ghana Statistical Service has indicated that the Producer Price Inflation for January 2017 is 3.1 percent.

This is lower than the rate recorded in December 2016 which was 4.9 percent.

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The Utilities sub-sector recorded the lowest year-on-year inflation rate of -6.8 percent.

Acting Government Statistician, Baah Wadieh explained that the decrease in inflation was because of the declining inflation in the manufacturing and utility sub-sectors.

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“The decline in the Producer Price Inflation rate was mainly due to the decline in the inflation rate for the manufacturing and utilities sub-sectors.”

With respect to the monthly changes, the Mining and Quarrying recorded the highest rate of 4.9 followed by manufacturing sub-sector with 2.0 percent.

The Utilities sub-sector recorded the lowest rate of 0.2 percent.

The monthly change rate for January 2017 was 2.1%.