RABAT - Morocco's consumer price index in December rose 1.4% from the same month a year earlier, the planning agency said on Friday.

Non-food inflation was up 1.8%, while food prices increased 0.8%. On a month-on-month basis, the index rose 0.1%.

Core CPI, which excludes prices of volatile goods, was up 1.7% year on year and 0.3% month-on-month.

(Reporting by Ahmed Eljechtimi; Editing by Alex Richardson) ((ahmed.eljechtimi@thomsonreuters.com;))