The February 2014 Zambian inflation rate increased to 7.6 percent from the 7.3 percent recorded in January 2014.
The CSO (Central Statistical Office) director, Mr. John Kalumbi, attributed the development mainly due to increases in the prices of Food and Non-alcoholic beverages, Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco, Health, Recreation and Culture.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose up to 136.96 in February 2014 from 127.32 in February 2013.
Some Goods Whose Prices Have Gone UpThe national average price of the same quantity of roller mealie meal also increased by 1.8 percent from K55.80 to K56.82.
The average price of a 20 litre tin of maize (grain) increased by 5.2 percent from K31.31 to K32.93. In the same vein, the national average price of 1kg of Rape (vegetable) decreased by 9.7 percent from K3.90 to K3.52 during the same period.
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