The Annual Headline Inflation for the year ending March 2021 is set at 4.1 percent, compared to the 3.8 percent registered for the year ended February 2021. This increase in Annual Headline inflation is mainly attributable to the Annual Food Crops and Related Items Inflation that increased to -0.9 percent for the year ending March 2021. For the year ended February 2021, this was -4.3 percent.
This rise was mainly driven by Annual Inflation for Vegetables. This recorded 0.6 percent for the year ending March 2021 compared to -4.7 percent recorded in February 2021. In addition, Annual Fruits Inflation increased to -0.8 percent for the year ending March 2021 compared to -3.3 percent recorded for the year ended February 2021.
Juliet Nakayenga, a senior statistician at the Uganda Bureau of Statistics items like smoked Nile perch, green cabbages, water melon, eggplant and bitter tomatoes, pears, mangoes, peas, tomatoes, vegetables like bitter tomato, pineapples and passion fruits are part of those that have increased.
Analysis by geographical areas and income groups reveal that Arua registered the highest Annual Inflation of 7.3 percent driven by Annual Inflation for Food and non-alcoholic beverages Inflation. In addition, Annual inflation for Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels increased to -3.3 percent.
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