Bosnia's consumer price inflation slows down to 2.4% y/y in February.

By bne IntelliNews March 29, 2012
Bosnia's annual consumer price inflation eased to 2.4% in February from 2.5% a month earlier, the country's statistics office said in a statement. In monthly terms, the consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.7% in February after climbing 0.9% in January. In annual terms, the consumer prices growth slowed down in February in comparison with January in the areas of food and non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages and tobacco, housing, communications and restaurants and hotels. Prices of transport, furnishing and recreation and culture accelerated in annual terms, while price rise in education remained unchanged. The annual drop in prices of health shrank in February, while those of clothing and footwear prices remained flat.
CPI, % y/y Feb12 Jan12
TOTAL 2.4 2.5
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 2.3 2.5
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco 9.3 10.2
Clothing and footwear -6.5 -6.5
Housing, etc. 2.9 3.2
Furnishings, etc. 2.0 1.8
Health -0.4 -0.6
Transport 6.8 6.3
Communications 1.7 1.8
Recreation and culture 0.3 0.2
Education 0.2 0.2
Restaurants and hotels 2.4 2.7
Other goods and services 0.3 0.2
Source: Agency for Statistics of BiH
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