Mongolia said on Feb 16, 2001 its monthly inflation jumped 5.5 percent in January 2001 compared with December 2000, mainly because of a rise in food and energy prices. The central bank's Monthly Bulletin of Statistics said the rent and energy price index rose to 45.6 points at the end of January, up from 42.3 in December. The index was at 32.7 in January 2000.
The food price index jumped to 119.2 in the first month of 2001, compared with 109.6 in December 2000. The meat price index rose 4.4 po
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