Slovakias EU-harmonised monthly inflation eases to 0.0% in February.

By bne IntelliNews March 18, 2013
Slovakias EU-harmonised monthly inflation decreased to 0.0% in February from 0.7% in the previous month, data from the statistics office showed. The annual inflation rate, measured by the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP), fell to 2.2% in February from 2.5% in January. The average annual inflation rate, measured by the change in average annual HICP for the last 12 months in comparison with the average for the preceding 12 months, eased to 3.5% in February from 3.6% in the previous month. The EU-harmonised inflation has a different composition of the consumer basket compared to the headline inflation, which reached 2.2% y/y and 0.0% m/m in February.
Feb-13, m/m change Jan-13, m/m change Feb-13, y/y change Jan-13, y/y change
Consumer prices, total 0.0% 0.7% 2.2% 2.5%
Food and non-alcoholic beverages -0.1% 2.2% 5.6% 6.0%
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco 0.0% 0.6% 3.5% 4.0%
Clothing and footwear -0.8% -1.5% 1.4% 1.2%
Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels 0.0% 0.7% -0.4% -0.3%
Furnishings, household equipment and routine -0.1% 0.4% 0.2% 0.5%
Health 0.2% -0.3% 4.8% 5.0%
Transport 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.8%
Post and telecoms 0.0% 0.4% 1.2% 1.3%
Recreation and culture 0.1% 0.4% 2.2% 2.2%
Education 0.3% 0.4% 6.6% 6.3%
Hotels, cafes and restaurants 0.0% 0.2% 2.7% 3.1%
Miscellaneous goods and services 0.2% 1.0% 3.6% 3.9%

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