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Romanian inflation accelerates further in April

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Romania's consumer price inflation accelerated for the fifth successive month in April amid rising prices for food and non-food goods, figures from the Bucharest-based National Institute of Statistics (INS) showed on Wednesday.

Consumer prices climbed 13.8% year-on-year in April, faster than the 10.2% rise in March.

Food prices grew 13.5% and those of non-food items surged 16.3%. Costs for services registered an increase of 7.1%.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 3.7% at the start of the first quarter.

The EU measure of harmonized index, or HICP, climbed 11.7% yearly in April, following a 9.6% rise in March.

As compared to the previous month, the HICP rose 2.4% in April.

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