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Croatia's annual consumer price inflation slows to 0.8% in August

Croatia's annual consumer price inflation slows to 0.8% in August 3DDock/Shutterstock.com

ZAGREB (Croatia), September 16 (SeeNews) - Croatia's consumer price inflation slowed to 0.8% year-on-year in August from 1.1% in the previous month, the country's statistical office said on Monday.

On a monthly comparison basis, Croatia's consumer price index (CPI) decreased by 0.3% in August, after falling 0.5% in July, the Bureau of Statistics said in a monthly inflation report.

Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which have the largest weight of 27.81% in the consumer basket, rose 0.3% year-on-year in August, after growing by the same percentage in July.

Prices of housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels, with a 16.44% weight, added 3.8% in August, after increasing by 3.9% in the month before. 

Prices of transport services which have a 12.43% weight decreased by 1.6% in August, following a drop of 1.1% in July.

Croatia's average annual inflation accelerated to 1.5% last year, from 1.1% in 2017.

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