The year-on-year Producer Price Inflation (PPI) rate for July 2021 has dropped from 10.1% to 8.4%, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has revealed.
This drop represents a 1.7 percentage point decrease in producer inflation relative to the rate recorded in June 2021.
PPI measures the average change over time in the prices received by domestic producers for the production of goods and services.
Government Statistician, Professor Samuel Annim, who announced this on Wednesday in Accra said the month-on-month change in producer price index between June 2021 and July 2021 was 0.1%.
He said the producer price inflation in the Mining and Quarrying sub-sector decreased by 7.3 percentage points over the June 2021 rate of 9.5% to record 2.2% in July 2021.
The producer inflation for the Manufacturing sub-sector, which constituted more than two-thirds of the total industry, decreased by 0.8 percentage points at 12%.
The utility sub-sector recorded a 0.1% inflation rate for July 2021.
Prof Annim said in July 2021, four out of the 16 major groups in the manufacturing sub-sector recorded inflation rates higher than the sector average of 12%.
The manufacture of coke, refined petroleum products and nuclear fuel recorded the highest inflation rate of 25.2%, while the manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus recorded the least inflation rate of 0%.
On the petroleum price index, he said, the producer inflation rate in the petroleum sub-sector was -4.5% in July 2020.
Touching on the trends, he said in July 2020, the producer price inflation rate for all industries was 9.3 per cent, the rate decreased to 9% in August 2020 and increased to 9.7% in September 2020 but declined consistently to record 7%in December 2020.
In March 2021, the rate increased to 13%, however, in April 2021, it declined to 10.9%, rose to 11% in May, but decreased to 8.4% in July 2021.