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Bosnia's Federation annual inflation rate flat in Dec

Bosnia's Federation annual inflation rate flat in Dec tanatat/

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), January 20 (SeeNews) - Bosnia's Federation consumer price index (CPI) remained unchanged on an annual comparison basis in December, after rising by 0.2% in November, the entity's statistical office said on Monday.

On a monthly comparison basis, the Federation's CPI decreased by 0.4% in December, after adding 0.3% in November, the statistical office said in a statement.

The Federation's average consumer price inflation for the 12 months to end-December slowed to 0.6%, from 1.6% in 2018.

The prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which have the biggest weight of 27.90% in the consumer basket, rose by 1.9% year-on-year in December, after adding 0.2% in November. Prices in the sector of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels advanced by an annual 0.7%, after rising 3.2% in the month before.

The Federation is one of the two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina. The other one is the Serb Republic.