SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), October 22 (SeeNews) - The consumer price index (CPI) of Bosnia's Federation rose by 3.1% year-on-year in September, after increasing by 2.4% in August, the Federation's statistical office said.
On a monthly comparison basis, the Federation's CPI grew by 0.9% in September, after an increase of 0.3% in August, the entity's statistical office said in a statement earlier this week.
The prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which have the biggest weight in the consumer basket, rose by 5.3% year-on-year in September, while prices in the sector of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose by 1.7%. In 2020, the average consumer prices in the Federation fell by 0.9%, after growing by 0.6% in 2019 and by 1.6% in 2018.
The Federation is one of two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina. The other one is the Serb Republic.