High food prices raise March inflation

A vendor sells fruits in Kampala. High inflation in March is said to have been driven by the rising cost of several fruits and vegetables. PHOTO BY EPHRAIM KASOZI

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Reason. Increase blamed on decreased supplies of agricultural products to markets owing to a prolonged dry spell.

Uganda’s consumer prices rose by 0.3 percentage points in March due to a rise in food prices.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) released by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos) shows inflation rose to 7.1 per cent in March from a revised 6.8 per cent a month earlier.


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