UPDATE 1-Rwanda urban inflation falls 5.63 pct yr/yr in Sept

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KIGALI, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Rwanda's year-on-year urbaninflation rate fell to 5.63 percent in Septemberfrom 5.81 percent a month earlier on easing food and energyprices, the statistics office said on Wednesday.

The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda said consumerprices in the east African country's urban centres was up 0.22percent month-on-month, mainly due to the increase in food andnon-alcoholic beverages costs.

Food prices overall rose to 0.49 percent from the previousmonth's increase of 1.94 percent, and 13.68 percent fromSeptember 2011.

The price of furnishings and household equipment rose 0.41percent month-on-month and 4.73 percent year-on-year.

Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuel costs fell0.14 percent compared with August, but were up 2.40year-on-year.

The All Rwanda inflation rate rose 11.13 percent inSeptember from 10.91 percent in August.

Rwanda escaped the worst of soaring inflation and weakeningcurrencies last year that hit its larger neighbours in eastAfrica such as Uganda and Kenya, because strong farm output andthe removal of fuel import duties kept food prices down.

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(Reporting by Jenny Clover; Editing by James Macharia)

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