ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Consumer price inflation in Ivory Coast slowed to 0.5 percent year-on-year in September, down from 0.9 percent in August, data from the National Statistics Institute showed on Thursday.
Food and soft drink prices in the world’s top cocoa producer slowed 0.6 percent year-on-year, while housing and utilities prices rose 2.2 percent. Transport costs gained 1.1 percent.
Ivory Coast’s economy accounts for around 40 percent of the eight-nation West African CFA franc currency zone.
Reporting by Loucoumane Coulibaly; Editing by Sofia Christensen and Gareth Jones