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05-Nov-2012  
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Inflation in the Communication industry is 0.6 per cent, the lowest among all the key sectors in Ghana.

The near-zero growth in cost of telecommunication services in Ghana has produced a stabilization effect on Ghanas Consumer Price Index (CPI) growth month on month.

The Consumer Price Index measures changes in the price level of consumer goods and services purchased by households.

A statement from the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication said between Jan and July 2012, telecoms recorded stable inflation, yielding 0.7% each month, with notably transportation being the highest commodity group with 19%.

Electricity, which constitutes 50% of the operating expenditure of telecom companies and other utilities, recorded 8% average inflation.

In August and September 2012, telecoms inflation dropped even further to 0.2%, with the highest commodity group still being transportation with 19.4%.

The statement said the telecom sector, which had created over 1.5 million jobs, had had a positive influence on general inflation.

"Telecommunication has been acknowledged as a major driver of economic growth and social development globally."
 
 
Source: GNA
 
 

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