Ivory Coast consumer inflation rate falls to 0.3 pct in Jan

February 18, 2016 8:58 AM

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ABIDJAN Feb 18 Consumer price inflation in Ivory Coast fell to 0.3 percent year-on-year in January, down from 1.3 percent in December, data from the National Statistics Institute showed on Thursday.

The monthly report showed that food and soft drink prices rose 2 percent but housing and utility prices dropped 0.7 percent and transport costs declined 0.7 percent. Healthcare prices slipped 0.4 percent and communications costs fell 0.1 percent.

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