Consumer prices in the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development rose in April by 2.3% in annual terms, as in March. The OECD report noted an acceleration in the growth of energy costs - to 6.1% from 5.3% in March and a slight slowdown in food prices from 1.7% to 1.6%. Without taking into account the price of energy and food, inflation fell to 1.9% from 2%. The pace of inflation slowed in Japan, Italy, Canada and Britain. A small acceleration was noted in the United States. Consumer prices in the euro area grew by 1.2% in annual terms, compared with a rise of 1.3% a month earlier. In the G20 countries, inflation slowed from 2.8% to 2.7%.
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