The annual rate of Inflation for the month of March has recorded a marginal decline, the time since May last year.
Central Statistics Officer Director John Kalumbi told a media briefing that annual inflation fell to 22.2 percent in this month compared with 22.9 percent in February.
“The decrease in the annual rate of inflation was mainly attributed to non-food items,” Mr. Kalumbi said.
Food inflation however rose by 0.5 percent in March.
Non-food inflation reduced to 17.9 percent in March from 19.1 percent in February, mainly because of price movements in imported motor vehicles, charcoal, firewood and certain household cleaning products.
Inflation has been on an upward swing climbing from 7.7 percent in September.