By Sherine El Madany / Reuters
CAIRO: The urban consumer inflation was 9 percent in the 12 months to March, down from 9.2 percent in February, figures on Egypt’s state statistics agency showed on its website on Tuesday.
The urban consumer price index for March was 122.6 versus 112.4 a year earlier, the state statistics agency CAPMAS said.
On a monthly basis, urban inflation increased 1.2 percent.
Core annual inflation quickened to 8.68 percent in the year to March from 7.3 percent in February. Core inflation strips out subsidized goods and volatile items including fruit and vegetables.