Wakuu nime-copy paste hii kitu kutoka wb ya guardian. I wonder kama ni kweli inflation imeshuka kwa kuwa sijaona mabadiliko yoyote ya kushuka kwa bei ya vitu. Ninachokumbuka ni kuwa wakati wa mfungo wa ramadhani bei ya nguruwe ilishuka sana. Sielewi CPI yetu inakokotolewa vipi na kwa vigezo gani, na kama kweli kikapu cha kukukokotolea CPI ni cha mboga na chakula tu. I do not know whether it went down from 12% by 4.5% to 7.5%or it went down by 7.5% to 4.5% from 12%. Kiingereza na statistics vimenipiga chenga, naomba wajuzi mtusaidie kuelewa suala hili, hapa chini kuna kipande cha habari yenyewe. 16th October 2010 Tanzania`s year-on-year inflation rate slowed last month to its lowest level since November 2005, mainly due to weaker food prices, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday. It attributed the fall chiefly to the weakening of food prices. The bureau said that, at 55.9 per cent, food constituted the largest portion of the basket of goods the nation uses to calculate inflation and a drop there sent the overall rate to 4.5 per cent in September from 6.6 per cent in August. Food was the main reason for the fall in the inflation rate. Prices of items like rice actually fell, Ephraim Kwesigabo, director of population census and social statistics, told Reuters. According to NBS, rainfall had an outsized influence on inflation rates in East Africa because good rains lead to good harvests and lower prices. The region relies on rain-fed agriculture and drought in the past few years drove up inflation and hurt growth.