Overall Monthly Inflation Rate decreased to -0.4 Percent
The overall monthly inflation for September 2022 was recorded at -0.4 percent compared with 0.3 percent the previous month (see Figure 5). This outturn was mainly attributed to price decreases in both food and non-food items.
Figure 5: Overall Monthly Inflation, Sep 2021-Sep 2022 (%)
Monthly Inflation Rates for Food and Non-Food Items, September 2021-September 2022
Monthly food inflation for September 2022 was -0.2 percent, a decrease of 0.6 percentage points from 0.4 percent in August 2022. This development was mainly attributed to general price decreases for Cereals (Breakfast Mealie meal, Roller mealie meal, Maize grain, Rice), Sugar, Eggs and Cooking oil.
Monthly non-food inflation for September 2022 was recorded at -0.6 percent from 0.1 percent in August 2022. This outturn was mainly attributed to price decreases for Fuels & lubricants (Diesel, Petrol, Engine oil), Purchase of Motor Vehicles and Air fares, (see Table 11).
Table 11: Overall Monthly Inflation Rate for Food and Non-Food Items, Sep 2021-Sep 2022 (%)
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