Egypt core inflation quickens to annual 4.44 pct in Dec -c.bank
CAIRO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Egypt's core inflation accelerated to an annual 4.44 pct in December from 4.20 percent in November, the central bank said on Thursday.
This was slower than the 6.86 percent recorded in January 2011. Core inflation strips out subsidised goods and volatile items, including fruit and vegetables.
Egypt's urban consumer inflation rose to 4.7 percent in the 12 months to December from an annual 4.25 percent in November, Egypt's statistics agency CAPMAS said on Thursday.
(Reporting by Patrick Werr Editing by Maria Golovnina)