Hungarian consumer price annual inflation eased to 2.9% in March from 3% in February, the Hungarian Central Statistical Office said Friday. The expected annual inflation rate for March was 3.1%.

Compared to February, consumer prices were up 0.5%. In March, food prices rose 0.7%, while clothing and footwear charges climbed 2.4%. Further, alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices increased 0.6% and electricity, gas and other fuel cost remained flat. On the other hand, prices of consumer durable goods dropped 1%.

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