March 17 (SeeNews) - Croatia's consumer prices increased by 12% year-on-year in February, and were higher by 0.2% month-on-month, the statistical office said on Friday.
On an annual comparison basis, prices of food, beverages and non-alcoholic beverages rose by 17.1% in February, prices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels increased by 15.5%, and transport costs went up 5.8%, the Bureau of Statistics said, releasing final data.
Croatia, which joined the euro area on January 1, 2023, saw annual inflation of 12.7% in January. On monthly level, consumer prices were unchanged in January.
Measured by the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP), prices of goods and services for personal consumption in Croatia increased by 11.7% on average in February compared to February 2022, after rising by 12.5% in January. On a monthly comparison basis, HICP added 0.3% in February.