The Namibia Statistics Agency today released the annual inflation rate for February 2021 and it has increased to 2.7 percent compared to 2.5 percent recorded in February 2020. The Namibia Statistics Agency’s Corporate Communications Officer, Nelson Ashipala explained to us that alcoholic beverages and tobacco which accounts for 12.6 percent of the basket went up by 4.2 percent in February 2021 compared to 2.7 percent recorded in February of the previous year.