RIYADH: Oman’s inflation rate increased by 0.2 percent in March compared to the same month in 2023, driven by a rise in prices of food and beverages, an official analysis showed. 

Citing data from the National Center for Statistics and Information, the Oman News Agency reported that food and non-alcoholic beverage expenses increased by 3.4 percent year-on-year in March.  

Similarly, prices for miscellaneous personal goods and services grew annually by 2.9 percent, while costs for tobacco products increased by 2.4 percent.  
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