Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - The rise in consumer prices in Hesse slowed down somewhat in November. As reported by the State Statistical Office on Tuesday, the annual inflation rate was 9.7 percent. In October, the inflation rate was still 9.9 percent. Compared to October, consumer prices fell by 0.4 percent in November. Inflation has been fueled by high energy and food prices for months.
Food prices also increased significantly by 20.2 percent compared to the previous year. Edible fats and oils were above average (plus 36.4 percent), including butter with a price increase of 37.4 percent.