Sudan’s inflation accelerates to 359.09% in 2021

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People gather outside a bakery to get bread in Khartoum North

– Sudan’s headline inflation rate averaged 359.09% in 2021, up from 163.26% in 2020, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Sunday.

Inflation slowed to 318.21% year-on-year in December, from 339.58 in the previous month, the statistics agency added in a statement.

Core inflation, which strips out volatile items such as food, increased to 443.48% in December from 428.34% in November.

(Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz, Writing by Ahmad Elhamy, Editing by Angus MacSwan)


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