Romania inflation, industrial production fall in March

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Romania's consumer price inflation eased in March, data from the National Institute of Statistics (INS) showed on Tuesday.

The consumer price index (CPI) rose 3.1% year-on-year in March, after a 3.2% increase in February. Prices of non-food products grew 4.37% and those of food products rose by 1.59% in March. Services cost increased by 2.21%.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.38% in March. Another report from the Bucharest-based agency showed that industrial production declined a seasonally and working-day adjusted 1% month-on-month in February. Production in manufacturing decreased 1.2% monthly in February.

Meanwhile, mining and quarrying output rose 0.3% and production of electricity grew 1.8%. On an annual basis, industrial production decreased 2.6% in March. On an unadjusted basis, industrial production gained 3.7% monthly in February and fell 3.1% from a year ago. 

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