Consumer prices in Slovakia rose by 4 percent year-on-year in August, Slovakia’s Statistics Office announced on September 12, as reported by the TASR newswire.
The most significant increase was registered in transport costs – up 6.3 percent, followed by housing, water supplies, electricity, gas and other fuels that increased by 5.6 percent, food and non-alcoholic beverages, up 5.5 percent, education cost increasing by 4.8 percent, alcoholic beverages and tobacco increasing by 4.1 percent, health-care costs increasing by 3.7 percent.
Prices of furniture, house furnishings and ordinary household maintenance fell by 0.5 percent year-on-year in August.
Compared to July, prices in August increased by an average of 0.1 percent, with the most significant increases coming in prices for housing, water supplies, electricity, gas and other fuels which were up 0.9 percent month-on-month.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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13. Sep 2011 at 10:00