The annual inflation has dropped from 6.6% recorded in September 2017 to 6.4% in October was highlighted that movement of consumer price indices shows a steady increasing trend in the prices of commodities during the period of one year between October 2016 and October the same vain Zambia has recorded a trade deficit estimated at ZMK2 billion and this has been attributed to the fall in the exports of traditional exports.

The price reductions in other commodities have also been observed in the prices of stockfeed and the prices of chickens in the period under review. Chicken stockfeed is averaging below ZMK 190 per 50kg of starter and about ZMK167 for finisher. This has also been translated into lower prices of chicken in the live bird and frozen market.