Year-on-year, cost of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels recorded the highest increase (7.0 percent). The inflation in Nampula reached 4.21 percent, 3.05 percent in Maputo and 1.42 percent in Beira.
From December to January, prices accelerated to 0.98 percent, higher than 0.57 percent in the previous period. The highest upward pressure came from food prices (0.84 percent), due to higher cost of cocoa (27.2 percent), tomatoes (13.5 percent), cabbages (19.7 percent), beans (3.9 percent), lettuce (18.9 percent) and onions (5.6 percent).
Education cost rose 0.11 percent. Beira recorded the highest inflation rate (1.71 percent), followed by Maputo (1.14 percent) and Nampula (0.44 percent).