In January 2013 the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which is described to be the main gauge of inflation in Rwanda,increased by 5.67% compared to 3.88% in the previous month.
The underlying inflation rate (excluding fresh food and energy) is increased by 1.89% if compared to the previous month and increased by 4.68% on annual change. The annual average underlying inflation rate is + 3.7% in January 2013 down from the previous month 3.9%.
The increase in the consumer price index of 1.37 is attributable primarily to the increase in Food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.23) and Education (35.18).
The 'local goods' increased by 6.34 on annual change with a monthly change of 1.81, while prices of the imported products increased by 3.04 on annual change with a monthly change of -0.38.
The prices of the fresh products had a positive annual change of 10.69 between January 2013 and January 2012.