DAR ES SALAAM, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania's annual headline inflation rate rose to 3.6 percent in October from 3.4 percent recorded in September, the east African nation's statistics watchdog said on Monday.
Ruth Davison, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Director of Population Census and Social Statistics, attributed the rise in inflation to increased prices of food commodities.
"The speed of price change for commodities for the year ended October 2019 has increased compared to the speed of price change recorded for the year ended September 2019," Davison told a news conference in the capital Dodoma.
She said food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation rate for October increased to 5.1 percent from 4.0 percent recorded in September.
Annual inflation rate for food consumed at home and away from home for October also increased to 6.0 percent from 5.1 percent recorded in September, said the official.
On the other hand, the 12-month index change for non-food products in October decreased to 2.7 percent from 3.1 percent recorded in September. Enditem