Prices rise 0.44 pct in Mozambique in August

8 September 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 8 Sept – Prices in Mozambique rose 0.44 percent in august against the previous month according to information collected in the cities of Maputo, Beira and Nampula, the Mozambican National Statistics Institute (INE) said in Maputo.

According to the INE statement, the rise in prices of fresh fish (2.0 percent), dry fish (4.7 percent), paint (3.8 percent), love chickens (3.0 percent), charcoal (1.2 percent), peanuts (2.1 percent) and cassava flour (4.1 percent) had an impact on total monthly inflation of 0.35 percentage points.

From January to August the was a general rise in prices of around 4.14 percent and the category o Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages contributed approximately 1.56 percentage points to this rise.

In its turn, year-on-year inflation – August 2011 against August 2010 – reached a total of 10.83 percent, INE said. (macauhub)