Consumer prices of goods and services in Slovakia, as measured by EU methodology, increased by 3.9 percent year-on-year in April, with the rate of inflation rising for the fifth consecutive month, the Statistics Office announced on May 16, as reported by the TASR newswire. In monthly terms prices went up by 0.5 percent.
The overall increase in prices was again largely due to rising prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, which rose by 6.5 percent year-on-year. The prices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels increased by 6.2 percent from April 2010, closely followed by transport prices by 6.1 percent, TASR wrote. Clothing and footwear prices rose for the first time in two years – by 1.5 percent on the year.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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17. May 2011 at 10:00