Market prices increase by 8.5% in March 2020

By IGIHE
On 10 April 2020 at 08:09

The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) has announced that in March,2020, market prices for food and beverages increased by 18.8% compared to March 2019 while prices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco increased by 17.2%.

Statistics published today April 10th show that market prices in cities increased by 8.5% in March 2020 and by 8.7% in February,2020.

Between February and March, 2020, prices of non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco increased by 2.5% while prices for alcoholic drinks and tobacco increased by 0.8%.

Prices of utlities including water, gas and electricity have increased by 4.8% in March 2020 compared to 0.7% in February 2020.

Comparing market prices between March 2020 and March 2019, there has been an increase by 4.3% in food and crude oil prices.

Comparing market prices between March 2020 and March 2019, there has been an increase by 4.3% in food and crude oil prices.

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