This publication provides the monthly Consumer Price Indices for Uganda (Composite) and for the ten baskets of Kampala High Income, Kampala Middle Income, Kampala Low Income, Jinja, Mbale, Masaka, Mbarara, Fortportal, Gulu and Arua. All the baskets are for the urban households.
The current Consumer Price Index was rebased from 2005/2006 to 2009/2010, using weights derived from the Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS IV) that was conducted from May 2009 to April 2010. During the rebasing exercise, Kampala was further decomposed into three baskets from the two that has been existing. In addition, Fortportal Centre was incorporated into the Index. The rebased CPI is now classified using international standards, referred to as Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP). This is a shift from the Central Product Classification (CPC) that was used in the earlier series.
At the elementary aggregate (EA) level, the indices are computed using the Jevons (Geometric Mean) method for all items within the elementary aggregates. The modified Laspeyres index formula is used to compute higher level indices. The National CPI is computed as a weighted average of the ten baskets mentioned above and indices are available from the EA level.
Ben Paul Mungyereza