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ECONOMIC BRIEF

Consumer prices increase 0.1% in May

Consumer prices increased by 0.1 percent in May, Slovak Statistical Office reported. The year-to-year increase in May was 6.1 percent. The highest increase was recorded in prices of health care (13.3 percent), education (9.2 percent), clothing and footwear (7.7 percent), housing, electricity and fuels (6.8 percent), hotels and catering (6.6 percent), and foodstuffs (6.2 percent).

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