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Latvia consumer prices climb further in October

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Latvia's annual inflation rate rose to 6% in October, up from 4.8% in the previous month, figures from the Riga-based Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) showed on Monday.

It was the highest inflation rate since March of 2009. Prices of housing and utilities increased 11.8%; while transport cost went up by 15.6%.

Additionally, prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages added 4.5%, and the same for alcoholic beverages and tobacco products gained 2.3% and prices for healthcare advanced 3.5%.

Meanwhile, prices declined for clothing and footwear by 0.6%. On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced by 1.1%, same as in September. 

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