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S. Sudan: High food prices pushes inflation to 35%


February 7, 2012 (JUBA) – Inflation in South Sudan increased to 35% last month, compared to the 25% registered in December 2012, the country’s national bureau of statistics said in its latest release.

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Women sell food at Konyo Konyo market in South Sudan (Reuters)

High food prices, according to South Sudan National Bureau of Statistics, necessitated the rise in inflation, more than a year since the country shut down its oil production following a dispute with neighbouring Sudan.

Landlocked South Sudan heavily relies on food imported from neighbouring countries, food prices reportedly increasing by 33.3% from January 2012 to January 2013, while the prices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco increased by 231.4% over the same period.

Inflation, data released by the statistical body shows, also soured in town likes Malakal (37.8%), Juba (23.7%) and Wau (4.7%), with the increase further attributed to high food prices.

“The increase in the price of food and non-alcoholic beverages was mainly caused by higher fruit prices, due to the reintroduction of seasonal products in the market,” the release from the statistical body reads in part.

South Sudan government, last year, initiated a series of austerity measures to cope up with the country’s worsening economic situation in the absence of oil revenues, which previously accounted for 98% of the country’s annual budget.

Sudan and South Sudan are yet to agree on several outstanding post-session issues, including oil, considered the economic lifeline of the two countries. South Sudan took with it almost 75% of the oil previously shared by the two countries, when it seceded from Sudan in July 2011.


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  • 8 February 2013 09:07, by EES Kingmaker

    Wonderful work NBS!! It is high time our leadership and populace should stsy informed such that sound, credible decisions are made on our state-of-the-economy that faces serious challenges.

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    • 8 February 2013 09:08, by EES Kingmaker

      Wonderful work NBS!! It is high time our leadership and populace should stay informed such that sound, credible decisions are made on our state-of-the-economy that faces serious challenges.

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      • 8 February 2013 15:21, by Lotodo Awino Odug


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  • 8 February 2013 15:39, by Dr. Silent

    Major Serious Diseases are appear in south Sudan.
    (a) Corruption.
    (b) High price of food.
    These two diseases are too complicated for us to solve them, finally the results will be War among ourselves.
    Who made this?. greedy people.

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  • 23 February 2013 18:22, by master

    "landlocked south sudan"
    this is very sweet words

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