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October inflation 21.1 percent

Hungary's consumer price index in October was up an annual 21.1 percent and 2 percent higher month on month, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday.

Household energy and food prices were the key drivers, increasing by 40 percent and 64.4 percent, respectively.

Durable consumer goods prices grew by 14.9 percent, while the price of services rose by 8.3 percent.

Core inflation, which excludes volatile fuel and food prices, was 22.3 percent.

CPI calculated with a basket of goods and services used by pensioners was 23.6 percent.


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