Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Emre Alper , Niko Hobdari , and Ali Uppal
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 22 December 2016
Keywords: South Africa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland
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 persiste...