Stat's Office: Harmonised inflation at 3.5 percent in February

Average yearly harmonised inflation, measured by means of the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, accounted for 3.5 percent year-on-year during the 12-month period between March 2012 and February 2013, while falling 0.1 percentage points on a monthly basis, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) announced on Friday, March 15.

Average yearly harmonised inflation, measured by means of the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, accounted for 3.5 percent year-on-year during the 12-month period between March 2012 and February 2013, while falling 0.1 percentage points on a monthly basis, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) announced on Friday, March 15.

Year-on-year EU harmonised inflation reached 2.2 percent in February. The month-on-month developments were affected by lower prices in clothing and footwear (-0.04 percentage points), in food and non-alcoholic beverages and in furniture, household equipment and ordinary household maintenance (both -0.01 percentage points). Conversely, further influences were due to consumer prices in education, in recreation and culture and in miscellaneous goods and services - up 0.01 percentage points in all three categories.

(Source: TASR)
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