The May 2009 Zambian inflation rate was 14.7 percent. This was an increase of 0.04 percent from April 2009 when it was at 14.3 percent.
The increase in the May 2009 Zambia inflation was attributed to the higher prices of some food and non-food products.
Food products accounted for 7.9 percentage points while non-food products accounted for a total of 6.8 percentage points.
In the CSO bulletin released in Lusaka on 28th May 2009, Central Statistical Office (CSO) director, Efreda Chulu said
Contributing most to the increase in food inflation were increases in the cost of white breakfast meal, cereals and cereal products, meat, fish, kapenta, fresh vegetables, fresh milk and coffee, sugar, table salt and other processed food products."
"However, reductions were recorded in the cost of some food products such as maize grain, white roller meal, dried beans, sweet potatoes, shelled groundnuts and fresh fruits."
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