ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria’s annual inflation fell to 3.1% in June from 3.6% the previous month due to a drop in prices for some food items, official data showed on Sunday.
On a monthly basis, the consumer price index rose 0.3% in June, according to the figures released by the National Statistics Bureau.
Prices for vegetables, poultry and fish fell 9.5%, 5.5% and 1.1% respectively, but the cost of fruits went up 0.6%.
Algeria has been trying to boost domestic output and cut its imports bill in a bid to cope with deficits caused by lower energy export earnings.
Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed, editing by Deepa Babington