BUJUMBURA (Reuters) – Burundi's year-on-year inflation rate jumped to 8.2 percent in the year to May from 3.0 percent in April as food prices rose sharply on local markets, official data showed on Thursday. The price index for food rose 9.6 percent in the year to May compared with 3.1 percent in April, the Institute of Economic Studies and Statistics (ISTEEBU) said in its report. Food is one of the key components used in measuring the inflation rate in the landlocked country of over eight million people. …
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