A woman counts cash as her shop opens in Harare

Zimbabwe inflation quickens to 56.9 percent in January

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's inflation accelerated to a new 10-year high of 56.9 percent year-on-year in January, from 42.09 percent in December, propelled by increases in the price of basic goods and beer, the country's statistics agency Zimstats said on Friday.

On a monthly basis, prices increased 10.75 percent in January, compared to 9.03 percent in December.

(Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Alexander Winning)

2019-02-15 10:18:32

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