The rate of consumer price inflation rose slightly in Slovakia in July, to 2.5 percent. A rise in the previous month was the first this year, boosting the inflation rate to 2.4 percent.
Average inflation for the past year remained at 2.7 percent. The highest year-on-year price growth was reported in housing and energy (8.4 percent) and prices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco (8.2 percent). On the other hand, transport prices decreased the most, by 7.7 percent, the Statistics Office of the Slovak Republic reported.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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12. Aug 2009 at 14:00