Gabon: Inflation a troublemaker at the end of 2022

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“I didn’t buy everything I wanted, I only bought what I needed, and cut back so I could spend my vacation,” explained a racing customer at one of Libreville’s largest supermarkets.

This father’s testimony joins many others who have been shaken by inflation due to the high prices of basic necessities in the Gabon market. Obviously, many tables will have to filter out extra items this year.

On New Year’s Eve, a journalistic website took the microphone between supermarkets and Libreville markets. Between the desire to indulge and budgetary constraints, households are busy with food baskets in the Gabonese capital.

Another Lebanese woman, Chantal, is preparing her final purchases at the Mont-bouet market for New Year’s Eve dinner. His list details everything: “1 kg of potatoes, flour and cabbage”. To keep up with inflation, mothers buy only what they need. Prices have skyrocketed. “But we can get by with what we have,” she says.



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