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Bosnia's Federation annual inflation slightly quickens in April

Bosnia's Federation annual inflation slightly quickens in April Author: The government of Bosnia's Federation. Licence: All rights reserved.

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), May 23 (SeeNews) – Consumer price inflation in Bosnia's Federation slightly accelerated to 0.9% year-on-year in April, from 0.8% in the previous month, the entity's statistical office said.

On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices in the Federation grew 0.3% in April, after remaining unchanged in March, the Federation's statistical office said in a statement earlier this week.

Prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco in the entity rose 4.2% year-on-year, prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages were 1.3% higher, while prices of transport increased 3.1%. Prices in the sector of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels added 2.1%.

The biggest year-on-year drop in consumer prices in April was recorded in the clothing and footwear sector, of 9.5%.

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