Saudi Arabia's consumer price index rose 2.3% from a year earlier in April, fueled by higher prices of transport, and food and beverages, government data showed on Sunday.

Transport prices increased by 4.6%, while food and beverages prices rose 4.3%, the data showed.

Compared to March 2022, consumer prices increased by 0.4%, Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Statistics said in a statement.

(Reporting by Saeed Azhar Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)