Dutch inflation: coffee up by 20 percent

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Rising inflation means consumers are paying more for petrol, energy, holiday packages and food, a spokesperson for Statistics Netherlands says in newspaper AD.

Inflation last month rose to 2.9 percent in the Netherlands, and to 2.5 percent in the euro zone, according to the Dutch statistics office, CBS. It is the first time since November 2009 that the Dutch inflation rate is higher than that in the euro zone.

The main causes of the price hike, the CBS says, are the rising oil and gas prices. Compared with last year, fuel prices last month were 11 percent higher and gas prices 9 percent higher.

Food prices in general were up by just 2.4 percent, but the price of coffee has soared by 20 percent.

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