September 2013 Zambian Inflation

The September 2013 Zambian Inflation decreased by 0.1 percent from 7.1 percent recorded in August. Mr. Peter Mukuka, director of the Central Statistical Office (CSO), said in a press briefing that the decrease in the 2013 September Inflation rate was as a result of lower prices in food health, transport, education, non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages and tobacco.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages accounted for 3.4 percent and 3.6 percent was for non-food products.

Provincial Inflation

Lusaka had the highest contribution to the overall annual inflation rate with 2.3 percentage points, seconded by the Copperbelt Province with 1.5 percentage points. At the bottom was North-Western Province with 0.2 percentage points.

Food inflation

A decrease of 0.3 percentage points was recorded in the annual food inflation rate from the 6.8 per cent recorded in August 2013.

Non-Food Inflation

Mr. Mukuka, the CSO Director further said that the annual non-food inflation rate increased by 0.1 percentage points from 7.3 per cent August 2013 to 7.4 per cent in September 2013.

Prices Of Selected Goods

The CSO Acting director said between the months of August and September 2013, the national average retail price of a 25 kilograms (kg) bag of breakfast mealie meal increased by 0.4 per cent from K63.95 to K64.22 and the same bag of roller meal increased by 1.8 per cent from K46.55 to K47.40.

On the other hand, the national average price of a 20 litre tin of maize grain decreased by 0.6 per cent from K25.57 to K25.42 during the same period.

August 2013 Trade Surplus

Zambia recorded a trade surplus valued at K46 million in August 2013 from K98 million recorded in July 2013.

In nominal terms, this meant that the country had exported more in August 2013 than it imported.

Major Exports

Copper cathodes and sections of refined copper were the major export products, accounting for 82.6 per cent of the total exports.

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