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| 09 February, 2017

TABLE- Food prices pull Dubai December inflation down to 2.2 pct

A customer shops at a supermarket in a shopping mall in Dubai

A customer shops at a supermarket in a shopping mall in Dubai

REUTERS/Jumana El-Heloueh
Feb 9 (Reuters) - The Dubai Statistics Center released the following December consumer price data for the Gulf Arab emirate.

DUBAI CONSUMER INFLATION  12/16 11/16
pct change month/month -0.1 0.1
pct change year/year 2.2 2.7


NOTE - Previous figures are revised.

In August, the centre changed the base year for the consumer price index to 2014 from 2007 and adjusted the consumer basket. This had the effect of raising recent inflation rates slightly.

Housing and utility costs rose 2.9 percent from a year earlier in December while food and beverage prices fell 0.3 percent.

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(Reporting by Andrew Torchia) ((andrew.torchia@thomsonreuters.com; 9715 6681 7277; Reuters Messaging: andrew.torchia.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))