February 8, 2018 / 7:18 AM / 8 months ago

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

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

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

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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