Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Harmonised inflation reached 3.9 percent year-on-year in October

EU-harmonised inflation in Slovakia reached 3.9 percent year-on-year in October, 0.1 percentage points higher than the figure recorded in September, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) announced on Thursday, November 14.

EU-harmonised inflation in Slovakia reached 3.9 percent year-on-year in October, 0.1 percentage points higher than the figure recorded in September, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) announced on Thursday, November 14.

Meanwhile, harmonised inflation calculated using the national methodology averaged 3.9 percent in the 12 months to October, 0.1 percentage points lower than the previous month, the TASR newswire reported, citing the ŠÚ.

Month-on-month developments were mainly influenced by rises in the prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (which increased the rate by 0.17 percentage points), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (0.07 p.p.), clothing and footwear (0.06 p.p.), health (0.04 p.p.), hotels, cafes and restaurants (0.03 p.p.), miscellaneous goods and services (0.02 p.p.), recreation and culture (0.02 p.p.), housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.01 p.p.), and education (0.01 p.p.),

Conversely, prices of furniture, household equipment and ordinary household maintenance had a downward influence of 0.01 p.p., while those of transport had a negative effect of 0.02 p.p.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava