Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ethiopia inflation rises to 8.5 pct in March | Reuters

Mon Apr 6, 2015 1:18pm GMT

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's year-on-year inflation rose to 8.5 percent in March from 8.2 percent the month before, the statistics office said on Monday.

The Central Statistics Agency said food price inflation increased to 10.1 percent in March, up from 9.6 percent the previous month, owing to a rise in the prices of items such as cereals, vegetables and fruits.
The non-food inflation rate also increased, to 6.9 percent last month from 6.8 percent in February, as prices rose for clothing and khat -- a leafy plant chewed as a stimulant in East Africa.

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