A vendor wearing a protective face mask serves customers inside his shop in Algiers, Algeria April 19, 2020. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina

Algeria’s annual inflation rose to 2.1% in June from 1.9% the previous month as prices for some foodstuffs went up, the government said on Sunday.

On a monthly basis, the consumer price index rose 0.2% in June, according to figures released by the National Statistics Bureau.

The cost of meat and poultry rose 8.2%, while the prices of clothing and shoes were up 0.6%.

OPEC member Algeria has been trying to cut imports of goods including foodstuffs following a fall in energy export earnings.

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