Inflation in the world's fourth largest oil exporter, has been accelerating this year
In Kuwait, inflation hit a 22-month high on a yearly basis in November, reaching 5.9 percent after a 5.1 percent rise in the previous month.
Inflation in Kuwait, the world's fourth largest oil exporter, has been accelerating this year as the oil-reliant economy recovers from last year's sharp contraction. Consumer prices last rose by an annual 5.9 percent in February 2009.
On the month, prices in the OPEC member rose 0.6 percent following a 0.1 percent dip in October, the state news agency KUNA reported, citing official figures.
Food costs, which account for 18 percent of the Kuwaiti basket, jumped to 1.6 percent in November after falling 0.3 percent in the previous month.