The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed this in its Consumer Price Index report for September on Thursday.
Part of the report read, “The consumer price index which measures inflation increased by 13.71 per cent (year-on-year) in September 2020.
“This is 0.49 per cent points higher than the rate recorded in August 2020 (13.22) per cent.”
Increases were recorded in all COICOP divisions that yielded the headline index.
On a month-on-month basis, the headline index increased by 1.48 per cent in September 2020.
This is 0.14 per cent rate higher than the rate recorded in August 2020 (1.34) per cent.
The percentage change in the average composite CPI for the twelve months period ending September 2020 over the average of the CPI for the previous 12 months period was 12.44 per cent, showing 0.21 per cent point from 12.23 per cent recorded in August 2020.