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Consumer prices up 1.5 percent in July

Consumer prices went up by 1.5 percent on an annual basis in July, but saw a 0.1-percent drop from June, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) reported on Monday, August 12.

Consumer prices went up by 1.5 percent on an annual basis in July, but saw a 0.1-percent drop from June, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) reported on Monday, August 12.

Year-on-year price increases were recorded in education (7 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (4.3 percent); alcoholic drinks and tobacco (3.1 percent); hotels, cafes and restaurants (2.7 percent); recreation and culture (2.2 percent); health care (1.7 percent); clothing and footwear (0.7 percent); postal services and telecommunications (0.6 percent); furniture, household equipment and ordinary household maintenance (0.4 percent); and accommodation, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.3 percent). Conversely, prices fell on an annual basis in miscellaneous goods and services (by 0.4 percent) and in transport (0.2 percent), the TASR newswire reported, quoting the šÚ.

As for month-on-month developments, consumer prices fell in clothing and footwear (0.9 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.6 percent); and miscellaneous goods and services (0.4 percent). Month-on-month increases were posted in recreation and culture (0.5 percent); transport (0.3 percent); alcoholic drinks and tobacco; hotels, cafes and restaurants (both 0.2 percent); and accommodation, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.1 percent); furniture, household equipment and ordinary household maintenance (0.1 percent); and health care (0.1 percent). Prices in postal services and telecommunications and in education stayed put with respect to the figures for June.

(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.

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