Bahrain's statistics office released the following March consumer price data.
|BAHRAIN CONSUMER INFLATION ||3/18||2/18||3/17|
|pct change month/month||0.5||0.7||0.9|
|pct change year/year ||2.6||3.1||0.8|
NOTE: Housing and utility costs, which account for 24 percent of consumer expenses, rose 1.7 percent from a year earlier in March. Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which account for 16 percent, gained 1.5 percent, easing from a 3.8 percent annual rise in February. Transport prices jumped 7.6 percent after a hike of domestic gasoline prices in early January.
(Reporting by Andrew Torchia Editing by Gareth Jones) ((email@example.com; +9715 6681 7277; Reuters Messaging: firstname.lastname@example.org))