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Ethiopia’s inflation eases to 13.4 pct y/y in January

People buy vegetables at a busy market in Mercato, Addis Ababa. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Reuters Thursday February 08, 2018 

ADDIS ABABA, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s year-on-year inflation rate edged down to 13.4 percent in January, the statistics agency said on its website.

The Central Statistics Agency said food inflation was at 18 percent in January, versus 17.4 percent in the previous month.

Non-food inflation was at 8.4 percent, compared with 9.4 percent in December, the agency said in a statement.

(Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Writing by Clement Uwiringiyimana; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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