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Dutch food, energy prices soar in April

Xinhua
11 May 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

THE HAGUE, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Food and energy prices increased by more than 8 percent and 100 percent respectively in April in the Netherlands, the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reported on Tuesday.

The overall inflation rate reached 9.6 percent in April, roughly at the same level in March, according to the CBS report.

The energy was 136 percent more expensive in April than one year earlier, while in March it was 157 percent higher, the CBS said in its monthly inflation report.

Food products were 8.5 percent more expensive in April than one year earlier, while in March this was 6.2 percent. In particular, the prices of vegetables were up 12.6 percent, meat 10.5 percent and coffee and tea almost 14 percent, the CBS said.

In March, inflation was at 9.7 percent, the highest level since May 1976, largely due to price hikes in energy, electricity, gas and district heating.

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