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May prices up 1.5 percent y-o-y according to EU-harmonized statistics

EU-harmonized statistics show that consumer prices in Slovakia in May 2007 grew by 1.5 percent compared to May 2006, while remaining unchanged month-on-month, the Slovak Statistics Office reported on Thursday.

Alcohol and tobacco prices increased the most year-on-year - by 6.2 percent. Prices in transport fell the most sharply - by 3.4 percent year-on-year.

On a monthly basis, the prices of food and non-alcoholic drinks along with those of alcohol and tobacco rose most sharply - by 0.5 percent. The biggest fall was recorded in healthcare - 3 percent.

Prices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, postal services, telecommunications and education remained unchanged month-on-month.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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