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Ghana to Modify Consumer-Price Index With Phone, Education Costs

October 26, 2011

Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Ghana, the second-biggest economy in West Africa, plans to add new items to its consumer-price index, including mobile-phone prices and the cost of private education, said Asuo Afram, a statistician at the Ghana Statistical Service.

The weighting of items in the index will be adjusted and the base year will change to 2011 from 2002, he told reporters in Accra today. The change will take effect from June, he said.

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