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Sierra Leone’s inflation goes down slightly in April

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Sierra Leone’s year-on-year inflation stood at 15.08 percent in April 2020, slightly down from 15.56 percent in the previous month, according to figures published on Thursday, 4 June 2020 by Statistics Sierra Leone.

Prices decreased in all the regions except in the Northern Region where the year-on-year inflation increased from 12.92 percent to 13.50 percent.

Moreover, the prices of food and beverages increased from 9.87 percent in March to 10.54 percent in April. The prices of health also increased from 48.46 percent in March to 52.31 percent in April.

There was also an increase in prices in clothing and footwear (from10.34 to 10.43 percent) and restaurants and hotels (from 20.14 to 22.54 percent).

Markets continue to assess the potential impact of Covid-19 that has infected nine-hundred and nine people and claimed fourty-seven lives in the country.



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