This week ZIMSTAT announced that the implied annual inflation had hit the 400% mark while month on month inflation for October had more than doubled from September’s levels. We insist this is historical.

Unlike ZIMSTAT we focus on current prices and from what we are seeing inflation has slowed down as evidenced by this week’s prices compared to last week’s. We noticed the spike in prices back in October and knew this would eventually be reflected on the ZIMSTAT figures.

The current slow down will naturally also register in December when figures for November are finally released by ZIMSTAT. We can state with certainty that inflation has slowed down and will probably go down to September levels at least in November.

ItemOKPick N PayChoppiesFoodWorld
All Purpose Cleaner 750ml29.2519.9921.9528.40
Bath soap Geisha 225g15.3916.9915.4917.00
Bath soap Jade 250g15.30na15.9915.95
Bath Soap Sonana7.99na9.99
Beans Dried 500g26.9922.9926.5025.20
Bleach/Jik 750ml26.2519.9927.3525.90
Bread Bakers Inn14.8014.5014.5014.55
Bread Lobels14.8014.5014.5014.55
Bread Proton14.8014.5014.5014.50
Bread Shop12.9912.00nana
Candles 6pack 450g29.2026.9925.9931.30
Cereal (Cerevita) 500g28.9933.9944.9033.99
Cooking Oil 2l57.8056.9959.9958.80
Creamer 1kg75.9989.9979.8090.25
Dish Washer 750ml22.2919.9917.9922.95
Diapers 50214.00213.99na229.30
Drink Bally House39.9938.99nana
Drink Cheapest20.9922.9927.9929.10
Drink Mazoe Original 2lna45.99nana
Drink Mazoe less sugar42.9944.9944.9946.60
Eggs 3075.9974.9962.0032.60
Eggs 6nanana12.90
Flour 2kg39.9939.8944.9542.50
Green bar17.8019.9920.8520.15
Jam 375ml16.9916.4915.9918.75
Kapenta 1KG142.49nana98.45
Kapenta 500g82.39nana81.25
Lotion/Cream Camphor 300ml35.4027.9949.9942.15
Macaroni 3kg69.99nana80.85
Margarine 500g23.4921.99079.0024.40
Matches pack of 10 boxes7.9912.996.507.50
Mayonnaise 750g45.9947.9929.4939.99
Mealie-meal 10kgna59.9964.6063.45
Mealie-meal Refined 10kg71.9971.9969.9971.70
Milk 1l16.4015.9918.9918.70
Peanut butter 375ml26.9929.9932.9935.95
Petroleum Jelly 300ml41.4039.9927.6038.35
Rice white/Long grain37.3937.9938.3539.40
Salt 1kg8.308.997.797.99
Sanitary Pads 10s/8s21.8018.9922.1524.35
Scouring powder 500g3.552.996.993.55
Shoe polish 50ml20.1521.29na19.60
Shoe polish 100ml33.1934.99na28.10
Soup Usavi Mix 50g5.505.505.605.50
Stasoft Refill (500ml)37.3532.99na57.40
Sugar 2kg32.3031.9932.2932.25
Surface Cleaner 500ml29.2529.9929.9928.40
Tea 100 tea bags24.8525.9923.5024.25
Thai Rice 2kgnanana43.50
Tinned beans 410g14.9914.4912.4913.20
Tinned fish 155g15.6011.99na15.60
Tissues (Pack of 4)23.2522.9916.9923.50
Toilet Cleaner 500ml32.4026.9923.2043.10
Toothpaste 100ml17.0015.9915.9918.55
Washing Powder 1kg40.6026.9946.0040.54
Washing Powder 2kg57.0053.9998.4562.85

Detailed analysis and comparisons with last week’s prices can be found here.

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