January 28, 2016 / 8:49 AM / 4 years ago

Zambia's January inflation quickens to 21.8 pct year/year

A man buys bread from a vendor in a file photo. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia’s inflation rate accelerated to 21.8 percent year-on-year in January from 21.1 percent in December, the Central Statistical Office said on Thursday.

“This was due to increases in the prices of food and non-food items,” Central Statistical Office director John Kalumbi said.

Monthly inflation slowed, falling to 1.3 percent in January from 2.1 percent in the previous month, the agency said.

Reporting by Chris Mfula; Writing by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Ed Stoddard

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