According to Sudan’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the inflation rate in the country in March reached 55.60 percent; up from 54.34 percent in February. Public transport prices nearly doubled last week. In particular, the prices of basic commodities reached record levels. “With a contribution of 56.80 percent, food and beverages turned out to be the largest group [of commodities] contributing to the inflation rate,” the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. The shortage of hard currency in Sudan in addition to the devaluation of the Sudanese Pound in early January has negatively affected the import of various consumer goods, including wheat and medicines. The fuel and gas shortages that rapidly grew last year are exacerbating the financial crisis in the country. The prices of vegetables and fruits, however, decreased in the past month. The inflation rate in rural […]