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Central Statistical Office Release September 2008

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Volume 66 Website: www.zamstats.gov.zm September, 2008
 
Foreword
 
elcome to the Monthly presentation organised by the DisseminationBranch of the Central Statistical Office (CSO). The CSO embarks onvigorous information delivery strategy to major stakeholders and themedia institutions in order to increase utilisation of statistical products andservices. The office produces a number of statistical products in theEconomic, Social, Agricultural and Environmental areas. The informationcollected in these areas may be used for various purposes includingpolicy formulation, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluationof programmes and projects.This Monthly publication is an attempt to provide highlights of CSO’s workand how it can help media institutions and the general public to makeuse of data and information for sustainable national development anddecision-making.I would like to urge our readers and users of statistical information to sendto us any comments that may enhance statistical production andcontribute to the improvement of this bulletin.Ms. Efreda Chulu
Director of Census and Statistics
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Inside this Issue 
 
Increases in the cost of Transport,Rent and Household energy push September Inflation to 14.2 percent 
 
August 2008 Records Trade Deficit 
 
More fees paid for consultation of Medical Doctors – reveals 2006 LCMS 
 
Under-Five Breastfeeding Increases! 
 
Cassava Production expected to increase in the 2007/2008 Agricultural Season 
 
Layman & Statistic
 
Selected Socio- Economic Indicators 
 Serving Your Data Needs
Central Statistical Office, Nationalist Road, P.O. Box 31908, Lusaka
Telefax: 260-1-253468
E-mail: info@zamstats.gov.zm
 
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INFLATION
 Increases in the cost of Transport, Rent and household enery push September Inflation to 14.2 percent 
The annual rate of inflation, as measured bythe all items Consumer Price Index (CPI), wasrecorded at 14.2 percent as at September2008. This rate is 1.0 percentage point higherthan the August rate of 13.2 percent.Compared with the same period last year,the annual rate of inflation increased by 4.9percentage points, from 9.3 percent inSeptember 2007 to 14.2 percent inSeptember 2008.The September 2008 inflation rate of 14.2percent means that prices as measured bythe all items Consumer Price Index (CPI)increased by an average of 14.2 percentbetween September 2007 and September2008.
Changes in Annual Inflation rates for CPI Main Groups
Between August 2008 and September 2008,the annual inflation rates increased
 
for rentand household energy,
 
furniture andhousehold goods, transport andcommunication, recreation and education,and declined for food beverages andtobacco, clothing and foot wear, medicalcare, and other goods and services.
Annual Inflation Rate: CPI Main Groups Per cent
Period TotalFoodAndBeveragesClothingAndFootwearRentFuel&LightingFurnitureandHouseholdGoodsMedicalcareTransportandcommsRecreationAndEducationOtherGoodsAndServices
Jan 07 Jan 06 9.8 1.0 34.9 15.1 16.5 24.9 22.8 15.9 11.4Feb 07 Feb 06 12.6 4.2 28.3 18.3 20.4 23.7 33.9 15.0 10.4Mar 07 Mar 06 12.7 4.9 26.9 15.8 21.6 22.1 33.5 14.9 11.0Apr 07 Apr 06 12.4 5.5 23.7 15.7 20.0 18.8 32.4 14.8 7.7May 07 May 06 11.8 5.7 18.8 17.1 19.2 16.5 28.2 10.4 7.0Jun 07 June 06 11.1 4.8 20.3 18.1 18.1 14.9 24.6 10.6 7.0Jul 07 –July 06 11.2 6.7 19.4 14.9 17.4 14.0 18.2 10.0 7.7Aug 07- Aug 06 10.7 7.9 19.6 11.6 15.2 11.6 11.8 10.0 7.5Sep 07 Sep 06 9.3 6.2 17.9 11.2 15.5 11.4 9.7 8.1 7.7Oct 07 Oct 06 9.0 5.6 14.7 11.8 16.8 10.9 10.3 7.4 6.3Nov 07 Nov 06 8.7 5.2 16.3 10.7 15.8 10.2 11.6 7.1 6.7Dec 07 Dec 06 8.9 5.9 14.2 11.2 13.4 9.1 13.6 8.2 6.9Jan 08 Jan 07 9.3 6.9 12.5 13.4 17.1 8.4 7.7 6.8 7.0Feb 08 Feb 07 9.5 9.1 11.1 12.5 16.0 8.9 0.3 9.0 8.4Mar 08 Mar 07 9.8 9.1 11.2 12.2 16.1 10.0 1.1 10.3 9.4
Twelve Month Inflation RateSeptember 2007- September 2008
051015SepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
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Period TotalFoodAndBeveragesClothingAndFootwearRentFuel&LightingFurnitureandHouseholdGoodsMedicalcareTransportandcommsRecreationAndEducationOtherGoodsAndServices
Apr 08 Apr 07 10.1 9.8 11.1 12.7 16.3 12.2 -0.2 11.1 9.4May 08 May 07 10.9 11.7 10.5 12.0 14.9 12.4 0.5 11.4 9.5Jun 08 June 07 12.1 15.6 9.7 11.4 13.4 12.2 -3.5 10.6 10.4Jul 08 Jul 0 7 12.6 14.2 9.3 14.9 14.2 13.9 4.7 11.0 11.3Aug 08- Aug 07 13.2 16.3 6.3 14.5 13.3 12.9 5.3 11.2 10.7Sep 08– Sep 07 14.2 16.2 5.6 17.7 14.8 11.8 11.5 11.5 10.4
Contributions of different Items to overall inflation
The increase of a 1.0 percentage point in theannual inflation rate from 13.2 percent inAugust 2008 to 14.2 percent in September2008 was due to the increase in the cost oftransport (fuel, air fares, new motor vehicles),rent and household energy, furniture andhousehold goods.Of the total 14.2 percent annual inflation inSeptember 2008, food products accountedfor 7.8 percentage points, while non-foodproducts in the Consumer Price Index (CPI)accounted for a total of 6.4 percentagepoints.
The annual food inflation rate
The annual food inflation rate was recordedat 16.2 percent in September 2008, downfrom 16.3 percent in August 2008.Contributing most to food inflation wereincreases in the cost of maize meal, maizegrain, other cereals and cereal products,kapenta, and processed food products.Partially offsetting these increases weredeclines in the cost of fresh vegetables,meat, sugar and dried beans.
The annual non-food inflation rate
The annual non-food inflation rate stood at 12.4 percent in September 2008, up from 10.4 percentin August 2008
Percentage Points Contributions of different items to overall inflationItems
Oct-07 
Nov-07 Dec-07 Jan-08 Feb-08 Mar-08 Apr-08 May-08 Jun-08 Jul-08 Aug-08Sep-08
Food Beverages andTobacco2.8 2.5 2.9 3.4 4.5 4.5 4.8 5.7 7.5 6.8 7.8 7.8Clothing andFootwear1.4 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.5Rent and householdenergy1.3 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.7 1.6 2.0Furniture andHousehold Goods1.8 1.7 1.4 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.7Medical Care 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1Transport (fuel,airfares, new motorvehicles)0.9 1.0 1.1 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.4 0.5 1.0Recreation andEducation0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8Other Goods andServices0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
All Items 9.0 8.7 8.9 9.3 9.5 9.8 10.1 10.9 12.1 12.6 13.2 14.2

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