Hungary government plans to extend price caps on basic foodstuffs - media

A woman looks at vegetables in a Spar store in Budapest November 26, 2014. Hungary's calendar-adjusted retail sales rose by an annual 5.2 percent in October based on preliminary data after a 4.5 percent increase in September, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) said on Wednesday. Food sales rose by an annual 3.7 percent, non-food sales were up by 6.6 percent, while fuel sales were 6.5 percent higher. Picture taken November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo (HUNGARY - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD)

BUDAPEST, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Hungary's government plans to extend existing price caps on basic foodstuffs into next year, business website Portfolio.hu said on Friday citing unnamed sources.

The price caps on certain basic foodstuffs including milk, sugar, flour vegetable oil, and eggs, were set to expire at the end of December. Hungary's headline inflation was running at 22.5% in November and is expected to accelerate further.

Reporting by Krisztina Than; Editing by Toby Chopra

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