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Pakistan inflation 12.63% in December - statistics bureau

By Syed Raza Hassan
A man selling vegetables waits for customers at his makeshift stall at the Empress Market in Karachi

By Syed Raza Hassan

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan’s annual inflation rate dropped marginally in December to 12.63% compared with 12.67% in November, as some commodity prices eased, the Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.

Prices of food including tomatoes, wheat, chicken, cooking oil, sugar, motor fuel and liquefied hydrocarbons, which make up a third of the overall basket used to calculate inflation - were the main items that eased in price, the bureau said.

(Reporting by Syed Raza Hassan; editing by Neil Fullick)