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Sudan Inflation Accelerates to 30.4% in May on Food Prices

June 06, 2012

Sudanese inflation accelerated to 30.4 percent in May as food prices increased, the Central Bureau of Statistics said.

The inflation rate climbed from 28.6 percent in the previous month, the Khartoum-based agency said in an e-mailed statement today. Prices rose 3.9 percent in the month, it said.

The cost of food and drinks, the biggest component in the consumer price index, rose 5.5 percent in the month as sugar, corn and red meat costs increased as much as 12 percent, the agency said.

Sudan is targeting an inflation rate of below 17 percent this year, Finance Minister Ali Mahmoud Abdel Rasoul said in December.

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