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Burundi Inflation Accelerates to 21.6% in January

February 15, 2012

(Corrects after Burundi statistics announces error in data released on Feb. 10 and publishes recalculated figure today.)

Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Burundi’s inflation rate climbed to 21.6 percent in January from 14.9 percent in December as food prices increased, the Burundian Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies said.

John de Dieu, a statistician at the institute, spoke in a phone interview today from Bujumbura, the capital.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Richardson at

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