Consumer prices up by almost 3 percent this year

Food and non-alcoholic beverages rose in price the most.

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Consumer’s prices in September increased in a y-o-y comparison by 2.9 percent. When comparing to August, the prices increased 0.1 percent while when comparing August and July, they were higher by 0.2 percent, informed the Slovak Statistics Office.

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Mainly food and beverages

Food and non-alcoholic beverages increased in prices by 4.9 percent on y-o-y basis. In education field, it was growth of 4.8 percent.

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Prices of living, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, as well as various goods and services, increased by 3.8 percent.

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“Food and non-alcoholic beverages alongside costs for living, water, electricity and gas are involved in our consumer’s costs, altogether 43 percent,” said analyst of WOOD & Company Eva Sadovská, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

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