Oct 17 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Central Department of
Statistics released the following September consumer price data
SAUDI CONSUMER INFLATION 09/13 08/13 09/12
pct change month/month 0.2 0.2 0.5
pct change year/year 3.2 3.5 3.0
NOTE. Food and beverage prices rose 5.9 percent year-on-year
in September and 0.5 percent from the previous month. Housing
and utility costs increased 3.7 percent on an annual basis and
0.1 percent month-on-month.
Analysts polled by Reuters in September expected average
inflation in the world's top crude exporter to climb to 3.8
percent in 2013 and 3.9 percent in 2014 from 2.9 percent in
The data are based on the 2007 consumer basket.
(Reporting by Andrew Torchia; Editing by John Stonestreet)
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