October 2014 inflation inched up by 0.1 percent from last month to 7.9 percent. The change was driven by a slight rise in prices of food and non-food items:
The country recorded a preliminary trade surplus of K100.2 million in September 2014 down 1.9 percent from a revised August surplus of K102.1 million:
The Kwacha has experienced weakness over the past month, dropping by 3.1 percent:
The recent death of President Michael Sata did not seem to have a significant impact on the Kwacha in either direction against major currencies.
Trying to decipher this puzzle that is Zambia by using a variety of publicly available data (structured and unstructured) in conjunction with my own skill/experience. * * *