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Friday, 8 August 2008

Basic Needs Basket - July 2008

The latest JCTR Basic Needs Basket for Lusaka (July 2008) can be found here and associated press release :

The Basic Needs Basket for the month of July continued to indicate the challenge of household food affordability. Apart from Kasama, increases in price of mealie meal were experienced across towns of Lusaka, Livingstone, Ndola, Kitwe, Kabwe, and Luanshya. In Lusaka, the price rose from K46,700 in June to K48,400 in July. In Livingstone the increase was from K48,300 in June to K54,900 in July. In Ndola, the upward adjustment was by K1,500; from K48,200 to K49,700. Kitwe recorded it at K50,200 in July compared to K48,200 in June, representing an increase of K2,000. Kabwe recorded an increase of K300 from K44,800 to K45,100. Luanshya recorded an increase from K46,900 in June to K49,000 in July. Kasama showed stability at K49,600.

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