Tanzania's year-on-year inflation rate rose for the 13th straight month to 19.2 per cent in November from 17.9 per cent in October, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday. Food and fuel price rises have been driving the year-on-year inflation rate higher in east Africa's second-largest economy, with no sign of respite. "The annual headline inflation rate for the year ended November 2011 has further increased to 19.2 per cent compared to 17.9 per cent registered in the year ended October 2011," NBS said in a statement. "Again, the food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation rate has increased to 26.1 per cent in November 2011 from 24 per cent recorded in the year ended October 2011." Food and non-alcoholic beverages have a 47.8 per cent weighting in the country's basket of goods used to measure inflation. Among food prices that increased were the national staple maize, rice, bread, wheat flour, cassava, meat, oil, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and sugar. NBS said the year-on-year inflation rate for energy rose to 39.2 per cent in November from 37.4 per cent in October. Stripping out food and energy prices, the annual inflation rate edged up to 8.8 per cent in November from 8.5 per cent in October. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1.4 per cent in November from October.