October 11, 2018 / 1:31 PM / 8 days ago

Ivory Coast inflation slows to 0.5 pct year-on-year in September

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.

A woman hands over a 10,000 CFA ($16.50) note to pay for food during the attieke and fish festival in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, January 30, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Penney

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

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