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Lithuanian Inflation Accelerates on Rising Food, Fuel Prices

October 10, 2011

Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Lithuanian inflation accelerated in September after slowing for three months as food and fuel rose.

Consumer prices increased 4.5 percent from a year earlier, compared with a 4.4 percent rate in August, the Vilnius-based statistics office said in an e-mailed statement today. Prices grew 0.7 percent from the previous month, the first increase in four months.

Food prices, the biggest category in the index with a 26.6 percent weighting, rose 7.8 percent in year, the statistics office said.

--Editor: James M. Gomez

To contact the reporter on this story: Milda Seputyte in Vilnius at mseputyte@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at bpenz@bloomberg.net


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