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 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 were also increase in prices in clothing and footwear (from10.34 to 10.43 percent) and restaurant and hotels (from 20.14 to 22.54 percent).
Markets continue to assess the potential impact of the COVID-19 that has infected 909 people and claimed 47 lives in the country.