RABAT - Morocco's consumer price index rose by 3.1% year-on-year in January, the high commission for planning said on Tuesday.

Food prices were up 4.3%, while non-food inflation increased by 2.3%. On a month-on-month basis the index was almost flat, rising by 0.1%.

Core CPI, which excludes prices of volatile goods, rose 0.3% on a month-on-month basis and was up 3.2% year-on-year

(Reporting by Ahmed Eljechtimi; Editing by Catherine Evans) ((ahmed.eljechtimi@thomsonreuters.com;))