(Updates with comments by agency official in second paragraph.)
Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Zambia’s inflation rate decreased to 8.7 percent in October from 8.8 percent a month earlier, said John Kalumbi, an official from the Central Statistics Office.
The southern African nation posted a 4.4 percent increase in its monthly trade surplus to 923.3 billion kwacha ($188 million) in September, Kalumbi told reporters today in Lusaka, the capital.
Zambia is Africa’s biggest copper producer.
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