Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Causes and Policy Implications

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper analyzes food inflation trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2000 to 2016 using two novel datasets of disaggregated CPI baskets. Average food inflation is higher, more volatile, and similarly persistent as non-food non-fuel (NF/NF) inflation, especially in low-income countries (LICs) in SSA. We find evidence that food inflation... READ MORE...

Publication date: December 2016
ISBN 9781475563115
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