Bosnia's CPI up by 3.9% y/y in July 2011.

By bne IntelliNews August 26, 2011
Bosnia's CPI increased by 3.9% y/y in July, accelerating from 3.8% y/y in June, according to data of the country's statistics office. CPI inflation stood at 3.7% y/y in Jan-Jul.In July alone, annual price growth accelerated in the following groups: alcoholic beverages and tobacco; housing; transport; recreation and culture; and restaurants and hotels. In addition, the y/y drop of prices in the group health narrowed last month. On the other hand, annual growth of consumer prices decelerated in the groups food and non-alcoholic beverages. Also, the y/y decreases in prices widened in the groups clothing and footwear, as well as other goods and services. The annual price dynamics remained unchanged in the groups furnishings, communication, and education.
CPI, % y/y
Jun-11 Jul-11 Jan-Jul/11
TOTAL 3.8 3.9 3.7
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 7.2 5.9 6.7
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco 8.4 8.5 8.0
Clothing and footwear -7.9 -8.0 -7.5
Housing, etc. 1.6 5.8 2.1
Furnishings, etc. 0.9 0.9 0.7
Health -1.9 -1.3 -2.5
Transport 6.8 7.2 7.3
Communication 5.4 5.4 5.4
Recreation and culture 0.8 1.1 0.7
Education 0.0 0.0 0.0
Restaurants and hotels 1.6 1.7 1.3
Other goods and services -0.2 -0.4 0.0
Source: Agency for Statistics of BiH

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