May 13 (Reuters) - Oman's consumer price growth remained at
2.3 percent year-on-year in March, the lowest level since May
2012, data from the country's National Center for Statistics and
Information showed on Monday.
OMAN CONSUMER INFLATION 03/13 02/13 03/12
pct change month/month -0.3 -0.2 -0.3
pct change year/year 2.3 2.3 3.1
NOTE. Food prices, which make up over 30 percent of the
basket, increased 2.2 percent on an annual basis in March but
fell 0.8 percent from the previous month, the biggest monthly
drop since September 2012.
Rents and energy costs, which account for over 21 percent of
consumer expenses, rose 0.9 percent year-on-year and 0.1 percent
month-on-month in March, the data also showed.
Analysts polled by Reuters in April expected average
inflation of 3.2 percent in 2013, up from 2.9 percent in 2012.
(Reporting by Martin Dokoupil; Editing by Dinesh Nair)
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