Lithuania's inflation accelerates in April

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Lithuania's consumer price inflation accelerated in April, figures from the Vilnius-based Statistics Lithuania (LS) showed on Monday.

The consumer price index (CPI) rose 16.8% year-on-year in April, following a 15.7% increase in March.

Prices for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels surged 37.9% yearly in March and transport costs rose 23.1%.

Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages gained 21.7% and those for hotels, cafes and restaurants grew 13.5%.

Prices for furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house rose 10.9% and those of miscellaneous goods and services surged 11.3%.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1.9% in April, after a 2.4% rise in the prior month. 

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