Mongolia's inflation rises due to foot-and-mouth

MONGOLIA - Mongolia said on Apr 17, 2001 its annual inflation rose to 11.6 percent in March, up from 9.4 percent in February, as meat prices leapt under the impact of foot-and-mouth disease and a disastrous winter.

Consumer prices rose three percent in March 2001 compared with February and the consumer price index was up 10.4 percent from the beginning of 2001, the central bank's Monthly Bulletin of Statistics said.

It said meat prices had jumped 51.5 percent since the beginning of 2001, while