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Hungary’s consumer price index fell to 9.9% in October, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday. Food prices grew by an annual 10.4% in October, slowing from a 15.2% increase in the previous month. Household energy prices fell by 16.1%, while consumer durable prices edged up 0.7%. Prices in the category of goods that includes vehicle fuel increased by 16.5%. Prices of spirits and tobacco products increased by 11.6% and clothing prices by 7.8%. Harmonised inflation calculated for better comparison with other European Union member states was 9.6%. Core inflation, which excludes volatile fuel and food prices, was 10.9%. CPI calculated with a basket of goods and services used by pensioners was 9.1%. Month on month, consumer prices edged down 0.1%.