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Annual inflation in Hungary was 24.5% in December, up from 22.5% in the previous month, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday. Month on month, inflation was 1.9%. Food prices grew by an annual 44.8% in December, with the price of bread up 81.1% and egg prices up 82.7%. Household energy prices increased by 55.5%, with gas prices up 97.8% and electricity prices increasing by 27.8%. Consumer durable prices rose by 13.6%, while the price category that includes vehicle fuel was up 22.6%. Core inflation, which excludes volatile fuel and food prices, was 24.8%.