The figure means that the rate rose 4.2 per centage points higher than the 19.4 per cent recorded in March 2022.
Transport, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance, Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, and Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and Other Fuels recorded inflation rates above the national average of 23.6 per cent with Transport recording the highest inflation of 33.5 per cent.
Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages inflation was 26.6 per cent and Non-Food inflation is 21.3 per cent.
Food inflation’s contribution to total inflation, however, decreased from 51.4 per cent in March 2022 to 50.0 per cent in April 2022.
Overall month-on-month food inflation was 5.8 per cent, which is higher than both the 12 months national month-on-month rolling average of food inflation (2.0 per cent) and the rate recorded for April 2021 (2.3 per cent).
Only one out of the 12 Non-food Divisions had the 12-month rolling average to be higher than the year-on-year inflation for April 2022 for the divisions.