Inflation hits 26.72% in September — NBS


The National Bureau of Statistics on Monday announced that inflation surged to 26.72 per cent in September.

This is a 0.92 percentage point increase from the 25.80 per cent in August.

The NBS revealed this its CPI report for September which it released on Monday.

“September 2023, the headline inflation rate increased to 26.72 per cent relative to the August 2023 headline inflation rate which was 25.80 per cent.

“Looking at the movement, the September 2023 headline inflation rate showed an increase of 0.92 percentage points when compared to the August 2023 headline inflation rate.

“On a year-on-year basis, the headline inflation rate was 5.94 per cent points higher compared to the rate recorded in September 2022, which was 20.77 per cent.

“This shows that the headline inflation rate (year-on-year basis) increased in September 2023 when compared to the same month in the preceding year (i.e., September 2022).”

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