Ghana - Consumer Price Index (CPI)





Ghana: Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Mnemonic CPI.IGHA
Unit Index 2018=100, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 66.5 %
Data Sep 2020 199.8
Aug 2020 120

Series Information

Source Ghana Statistical Service (GSS)
Release CPI
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1970
End Date 9/30/2020

Release Information

The consumer price index (CPI) organized by COICOP for Ghana.

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 data set is reported by the source beginning in August 2019, so for the All Items index, we have extended the data back to 1970 using previous base years, and offer an SA counterpart with the same start date.

Data is subject to revisions for both:

  • Revisions to previous periods
  • Periodic updating of base year

At the source:

At the IMF (e-GDDS):