Kenya annual inflation falls to 6.0 pct in January

Kenya's annual inflation rate eased to 6.0 percent in January 2001 from 7.5 percent in December 2000 due to a fall in food and fuel prices, the central bank said on Feb. 6. "The general decline in inflationary pressure was mainly in the fall in the prices of fruits and vegetables following improvements in their supply and in the fall in the pump prices of paraffin and petrol in January 2001," the bank said in a statement.

Underlying inflation, which does not include food prices, dropped to 10.

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