ABIDJAN, March 8 Consumer price inflation in
Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa producer, rose to 1.5 percent
year-on-year in February from 1.1 percent in January, data from
the National Statistics Institute showed on Wednesday.
Food and soft drink prices in the world's top cocoa grower
rose 0.2 percent year-on-year, while housing and utilities
prices jumped 7.6 percent. Transport costs fell 1.3 percent, the
Ivory Coast's economy accounts for around 40 percent of the
eight-nation West African CFA franc currency zone.
(Reporting by Loucoumane Coulibaly; Editing by Matthew Mpoke