The Producer Price Inflation for the month of September 2023 fell by 3.1% to 25.1%.
However, the month-on-month change in the PPI between August 2023 and September 2023 was 2.7%.
According to figures from the Ghana Statistical Service, the producer price inflation in industry less construction sector decreased to 26.6% in September 2023 from 30.4% in August 2023.
The rate in the construction sector also decreased to 23.1% in September 2023 from 24.6% in August 2023.
In the manufacturing sector, the PPI was estimated at 16.0%.
13 sub-sectors led by the Manufacture of textiles (68.9%), Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical, and botanical products (66.1%), and Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products (50.1%) recorded inflation rate higher than the manufacturing average.
In the Services sector, the rate increased from 15.5% in August 2023 to 16.1% in September 2023.
10 sub-sectors recorded inflation higher than the national average of 16.1%.
They included Information service activities (247.1%), Air transport (64.0%) and Postal and courier activities (47.3%).
The Electricity and gas (50.9%), Mining and quarrying (33.5%), Transportation and storage (28.8%), and Water supply, sewerage, and waste management (27.6%) recorded rates above the national average.
However, Information and communication activity recorded the lowest rate of 13.3% in September 2023.