By Jason McLure
March 4 (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s annual inflation rate climbed to 19.4 percent in January as food costs jumped, the Central Statistical Agency said.
Inflation accelerated from 18.4 percent in December, the Addis Ababa-based agency said in a statement today. Food prices surged an annual 28 percent in the month, compared with 25.7 percent in December, it said.
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Last Updated: March 4, 2008 08:03 EST