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

By bne IntelliNews April 28, 2011
Bosnia's consumer price inflation at state level sped up further to 3.9% y/y in March after a 3.3% y/y price growth in the previous month, the statistics office reported. Food prices soared by 7.5% y/y in March, following a 6% annual rise a month earlier, thus being among the reasons for the higher CPI growth. Moreover, transport prices inflation accelerated by 1.2pps over the month to 7.9% y/y, also exerting upward pressure on the index. In monthly terms, a slight 0.7% inflation was booked in March, same as in February. We note that the RS statistics office reported a CPI of 4.2% y/y in March, up by 0.5pps over the month, while CPI inflation in the Federation was reported at 3.7% y/y, up by 0.7pps against February.
CPI inflation, %, y/y
Dec-10 2010/2009 Feb-11 Mar-11 Jan-Mar
TOTAL 3.1 2.1 3.3 3.9 3.3
Food 3.9 -0.7 6.0 7.5 6.1
Tobacco and beverages 11.9 20.2 8.4 7.5 7.8
Clothing and footwear -5.7 -4.6 -7.2 -7.0 -7.1
Housing 2.5 3.1 2.1 1.4 1.7
Household furnishings 1.0 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.4
Health 0.3 1.8 -3.4 -2.8 -3.1
Transport 5.4 7.1 6.7 7.9 6.9
Communications 6.9 6.9 5.3 5.3 5.3
Culture and leisure 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.4
Education 2.2 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Restaurants and hotels 0.6 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.0
Other services and goods 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.3 0.2
Source: Agency for Statistics of BiH

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