Economy

Inflation Pushed To 15.7% By Price Increase In Food And Non-Food Items

The inflation rate as measured by the all items on the Consumer Price Index for April 2020 has increased to 15.7%, up from 14% recorded in March 2020.

It means that on average, prices of goods and services have generally increased by 15.7% between April 2019 and April 2020.

Interim Zambia Statistics Agency Statistician General Mulenga Musepa, told a media briefing that the increase in the annual rate of inflation was attributed to price increases in both food and non-food items.

Mr. Mulenga adds that the development is due to increases in prices of food items such as Dried bream, Dried kapenta, Cooking oil, Live Chicken and Sugar.

The year on year non-food inflation for April 2020 was recorded at 14.2% compared to 12.7% recorded in March 2020.

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19 Comments

  1. Malizgani Nyirenda

    I don’t know how the government will help the poor villagers

  2. Chichi

    And the salaries remain the same

  3. Chichi

    And the salaries remain the same

  4. portperry mwanza

    Will do’t no where will are going now mr president ,help us poor ?

  5. Brave keenly

    How!! Elo na pa job naba kanya

    • Northwestern voice

      When things aproaching into difficult moment Our Westerns(Lozi) people always says,”Tiya mwalingongo.”Kkkkkkk awe shuwa.

  6. American Embassy

    Just passing

  7. Mr mwape

    Mmmmmmm in this regime only God can help

  8. Josphat

    But sure…. Confirming the increase of prices yet the salaries are still at same since 2014…. Is the Government really working???

  9. Man of substance

    Fili uko tuleya eeee

  10. Alick dangote

    People let’s fight our enermy (covit 19) and next leadership

  11. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle master

    Im wondering this is painful

  12. 2five

    kumunzi booyi life ili chipi, i wonder what will happen if again pf wins ninshi kufwa nensala

  13. a

    POOR COUNTRIES

  14. Kelly

    We should just create our own employment and be an employer.

  15. Jay

    Friends life APA niyovuta world wide,God is de only hope

  16. Martha

    So, painful Guys

  17. victor mwaba

    How can their increase prices of goods but not increasing the salaries? How will the poor surviv?

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