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The prices of consumer goods and services rose 5.79 percent from April 2021 to April 2022 which is 0.22 percentage point higher than the previous month. The higher rate is associated with increase in price of petrol and diesel by 38 percent and 61 percent respectively from same month of last year. Among the groups, transport recorded the highest increase with 15.01 percent contributing to 37 percent followed by food and alcoholic beverages with 33 percent contribution to the total increase in April. Food inflation rate dropped to 3.72 percent from 4.01 percent in March while non-food increased to 7.59 percent from 6.92 percent in previous month.

Month-on-month prices went up by 1.44 percent from March to April with food prices increasing by 0.87 percent and non-food by 1.94 percent. The monthly increase was also driven by non-food prices contributing to 71 percent of the total inflation. Within non-food, transport rose 3.22 percent due to increase in petrol and diesel by about 3 percent and 11 percent respectively.

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