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Harmonised inflation at 0.4 percent
17 Jan 2014 Flash News
NOT ONLY the national methodology, but also the European Union’s harmonised index of consumer prices confirm the slow in inflation, marking it at 0.4 percent in December 2013, 0.1 percentage points lower than in November. Average annual inflation rate, expressed by increase in the average annual harmonised index of consumer prices for the last 12 months in comparison with the average for the preceding 12 months, reached 1.5 percent in December 2013, the Statistics Office said.
The prices on a monthly basis increased only in miscellaneous goods and services (by 0.2 percent) and transport (by 0.1 percent), while they dropped in food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.9 percent), furniture, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house, health, and recreation and culture (all by 0.1 percent). The prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco, clothing and footwear, housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, post and telecommunications, education, and hotels, cafés and restaurants remained the same as in November 2013, SITA wrote.
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.
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