Month-on-month inflation, however, dropped only marginally from 3.5% to 3.2%.
Though still the highest in the world, even economists like Steve Hanke of the United States acknowledge that inflation is going down.
Hanke puts the country’s inflation at 393% as of 20 October down from 428% on 29 September.
The government has instituted a number of measures to curb inflation including the introduction of the gold coin, hiking of interest rates to 200% and tightening of payment of suppliers to the government to ensure value for money.
Suppliers were milking the government with Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga saying that only last week a hotel hiked its rates from US$120 to US$600 a night when it learnt that the government was intending to hold a pre-budget seminar for Members of Parliament.
The Zimbabwe dollar yesterday shed $2.62 at the auction and is now trading at $632.14.