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Sierra Leone Inflation Rate Rises to 17.8% in May, Agency Says

July 06, 2011

July 6 (Bloomberg) -- Inflation in Sierra Leone accelerated to 17.8 percent in May from 15.4 percent a month earlier, according to Statistics Sierra Leone.

The increase in the rate was led by higher prices for fuel and food, the agency said in the statement handed to reporters in Freetown, the capital, today.

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