Tough times! Bread, sugar and cooking oil prices up in Malawi

Prices of basic commodities including that of bread, sugar and cooking oil continue to go up in the country.

Cost of living in Malawi

A snap survey by Nyasa Times show that a packet of sugar has gone up to K900 from K800 whilst the prices of bread and cooking oil have gone up by an average of 30 per cent.

This comes against the backdrop of the reduction of inflation from 24 per cent to 16 per cent. Consumers Association executive director John Kapito has since warned people to budget and window shop before buying commodities in view of the rise in prices.

“It is very unfortunate that prices of basic commodities are going up when inflation is going down. This is an annoying situation,” he said.

The price rises in Malawi are affected by demand and supply.

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winston msowoya
The items mentioned: Bread,Sugar and Cooking Oil,are necessities to human life,every living creatures need to eat,but the Malawi Government led by Peter Muthalika maintains that only a handful of his tribesmen and henchmen deserve to live well and eat well,what a crime against humanity? Afterall,both the Muthalikas,have very little concern on overwhelming poor Malawians to them,they had come to Malawi to amass wealth and enjoy the highest standard of life,while the owners of the country are gnashing their teeth.Look at our hospitals,there are no drugs,power and water are scarcely reaching the low income citizens and a lot hell of human… Read more »

bad luck for Malawians

2019 Voter

Very good. Look, we are soffering because of the 36% of the votes. A Kapito atiuza chani? Lets pray hard, God will remove the devil that is happy making us suffer.

Peter paul

It is painful to the common malawian like question is “does the government take serious measures to overcome this


Malawi kwacha will continue to drop go down, whether you like it or not. Their is no body who can get back kwacha to normal, untill a change shall take place of mature people with full wisdom from God. Watch and see, if 1 Dollar shall not come to K1,500. We are really in trouble and misery. ( Tough time ).

Peter montfort

Lucky inuogh malawians are like dead people they dont fill pain,had it been that it is another countries something big could nave happen.


yet govt is busy forcing us believe that they are doing us a service. we don’t need angels to show us our level of sufferings.


nop 4 civil ones dear.

innocent master

i lik it put malwai on map


Need for salary increments

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