Saudi April consumer price index up 2.3%, according to government data

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DUBAI, May 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's consumer price index rose 2.3% from a year earlier in April, fueled by higher prices of transport, and food and beverages, government data showed on Sunday.

Transport prices increased by 4.6%, while food and beverages prices rose 4.3%, the data showed.

Compared to March 2022, consumer prices increased by 0.4%, Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Statistics said in a statement.

Reporting by Saeed Azhar Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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