PRESS RELEASE / 10th October 2008

The Monthly Juba Headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 2.57% in September 2008.. The monthly headline inflation rate for the month of September 2008 rose by 2.57%compared to 0.08% in August 2008. PRESS RELEASE / 10th October 2008/p>The increase in the all-items-index was on account
of food prices especially rice and sorghum among the cereals and vegetables generally.
The increase in prices during the month of September was therefore due to reduced
supply of food staffs as the roads get bad due to heavy rainfall.
The prices of food alone increased by 7.89% compared to a drop of 2.50% in August.
The following line graph shows monthly inflationary trends for the last one year from
October 2007 to September 2008.

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