Consumer prices in Slovakia rose by 3.7 percent year-on-year in July, while remaining flat on a monthly basis, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) announced on Monday, August 13.
On a yearly basis, prices were up in the following segments: transport and in education - 6.1 percent each; health care - 4.9 percent; food and non-alcoholic beverages - 4.6 percent; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels - 4.3 percent; miscellaneous goods and services - 3.9 percent; hotels, cafes and restaurants - 3.6 percent; alcoholic beverages and tobacco - 3.2 percent; clothing and footwear - 1.9 percent; recreation and culture - 1.8 percent; and furniture, household appliances and ordinary household maintenance - 0.8 percent.
Conversely, the prices of postal and telecommunications services dropped by 0.2 percent year-on-year, the TASR newswire quoted the ŠÚ.
On a monthly basis, prices went up in the following sectors: health care and recreation and culture - 0.5 percent each; alcoholic beverages and tobacco - 0.4 percent; miscellaneous goods and services - 0.2 percent; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels - 0.1 percent; and education and hotels, cafes and restaurants - 0.1 percent. The prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, clothing and footwear and transport fell by 0.5 percent each. Meanwhile, the prices of furniture, household appliances and ordinary household maintenance and postal and telecommunications services remained flat.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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14. Aug 2012 at 10:00