The July 2010 Zambian inflation rate climbed to 8.4 percent from 7.8 percent recorded in the month of June 2010.
The movement of 0.6 percent was mainly caused by increases in the prices of non-food and food products such as energy, housing and clothing.
Non-food and food products contributed 6.4 and 2 percentage points respectively to the overall inflation rate.
Announcing the inflation rate in Lusaka on 29 July 2010, Central Statistical Office acting director Mr. John Kalumbi said in the same period from June 2010 to July 2010, non food inflation increased from 11.8 percent to 12.6 percent while food inflation increased from 3.8 percent to 4.1 percent.
In the month of July 2010, annual inflation rates increased for food beverages and tobacco, clothing and footwear, household fuel and lighting, furniture and household goods, transport and communication.
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