Ghana - Consumer Price Index (CPI)





Ghana: Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Mnemonic CPI.IGHA
Unit Index 2018=100, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 2.7 %
Data Oct 2022 144.4
Sep 2022 140.6

Series Information

Source Ghana Statistical Service (GSS)
Release CPI
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 3/31/1963
End Date 10/31/2022

Release Information

For Ghana, the consumer price index (CPI) organized by COICOP.

Active:

  • Classification: COICOP
  • Measurement: Fixed-base index relative to 2018 (Index 2018=100)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date (reported): 2018m8
  • Start date (extended): 1963m3

Predecessors:

  • 2012=100 - 2012m1* to 2019m7 ("_12")
  • 2002=100 - 2003m1 to 2013m11 ("_02")
  • 1997=100 - 1998m1 to 2002m12 ("_97")
  • 1977=100 - 1978m1 to 1997m12 ("_77")
  • 1963=100 - 1970m1 to 1977m12 ("_63")

The CPI measures the change in the general price level of goods and services consumed by households. It is reported monthly in the CPI Statistical Bulletin.

  • Individual consumption expenditures are classified by United Nation Statistical Division's Classification of Individual Consumption according to Purpose (COICOP). The dataset includes CPI broken down into two major divisional categories:
  1. Food and non-alcoholic beverages - COICOP Division 01
  2. Non-food - COICOP Divisons 02 to 12

The dataset is reported by the source beginning in August 2019, so for the All Items index, we have extended the data back to 1963 using the predecessors and the IMF data, and offer an SA counterpart with the same start date.

Moody's Analytics supplements

We back-extend the NSA series to 1963 using its predecessors and IMF IFS. We construct a seasonally adjusted counterpart using X-13ARIMA-SEAT.

Data is subject to revisions for both:

  • Revisions to previous periods
  • Periodic updating of base year

At the source:

At the IMF (e-GDDS):