Slovakia´s inflation at 2.2% in January

Slovakia´s inflation at 2.2% in January
EU-harmonised inflation in Slovakia reached 2.2% year-on-year in January, according to the Slovak Statistics Office data
By bne IntelliNews February 25, 2019

EU-harmonised inflation in Slovakia reached 2.2% year-on-year in January, according to the Slovak Statistics Office data published on February 22. The average harmonised inflation rate for last 12 months stood at 2.5% in January 2019.

The month-on-month harmonized index of consumer prices (at 101.2%) was mainly affected by the decrease of prices in furniture, household equipment and regular household maintenance (0.01 percentage points (pp)), postal services and telecommunications (0.01pp), transport (0.03pp) and clothing and footwear (0.10pp).

Conversely, food products and non-alcoholic beverages prices increased by 0.56pp, housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels by 0.53pp, alcoholic beverages and tobacco by 0.07pp, hotels and restaurants by 0.02pp and health sector by 0.01pp.

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