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Inflation up last month

Inflation on the Island has increased in the past month according to Treasury's latest figures.

The figure, as measured by the retail prices index, went up from 2.1% in August to 2.8% in September.

The annual rate of inflation excluding housing costs also saw an increase in September to 2.2%.

The Treasury report indicates the biggest price increases over August and September were for clothing and footwear, a rise of 4.7% and on cigarettes and tobacco, up 4.1%.

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