Inflation erodes consumer purchasing power in South Sudan

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The price of locally produced grains like sorghum and maize has dropped in South Sudan due to an early harvest in the Great Equatoria region. File Photo: World Bank/Simone D. McCourtie

Inflation fueled by the high price of imported commodities in South Sudan is eating away at consumer purchasing power in the war-torn nation.

That's according to Kennedy Nanga, an economic and specialist in South Sudan's markets.

Mr Nanga said the price of locally produced grains like sorghum and maize has dropped due to an early harvest in the Great Equatoria region.

But the country is not able to produce enough food and must rely on expensive imports from Uganda and Sudan.

He's been speaking to Sebit William about how the situation is affecting the nation.

Duration: 3'57"

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