The east African nation’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) attributed the increase to the speed of price increase for commodities in the year ending December 2015.


NBS Director General Ephraim Kwesigabo said some food items that contributed to such increase included rice by 4.7 percent, maize grains by 3.2 per cent, wheat flour by 2.1 per cent, meat by 2.6 percent and round potatoes by 3.9 percent.

On the other hand, said Kwesigabo, non-food items that contributed to such increase included doctor’s consultation fee by 2.0 percent, meals from restaurants by 3.1 percent and accommodation by 2.8 percent. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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