WINDHOEK: The monthly inflation rate for September increased by 0.5 per cent to 0.8 per cent from 0.3 per cent in August this year.
This increase resulted in the rise of the All-Items Index for September 2012 by 1.6 points, up from 193.7 in August 2012 to 195.3 percentage points.
The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA)’s Statistician-General John Steytler said in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) bulletin issued here on Friday that the increase also resulted from the monthly increases recorded in all the components comprising the Namibia CPI, with the exception of the components communication and recreation and culture.
The index for food and non-alcoholic beverages for September 2012 increased to 230.7, representing a monthly increase of about 4.3 percentage points from 226.4 recorded in August 2012.
Meanwhile, the annual inflation rate for September is 6.7 per cent, compared to 5.3 per cent recorded during the same period last year.