March 31 (SeeNews) - Croatia's consumer prices increased by 10.6% year-on-year in March, and were higher by 0.8% month-on-month, the statistical office said in a first estimate on Friday.
On an annual level, prices of food, beverages and tobacco rose 15.3% in March, prices of industrial non-food products excluding energy went up 9.3%, prices of services increased 8.2% and energy prices grew 7.5%, the Bureau of Statistics said.
The statistical office will release final data on consumer price inflation for March on April 17.
Croatia, which joined the euro area on January 1, 2023, saw annual inflation of 12% in February 2023. On a monthly level, consumer prices added 0.2% in February.
According to a flash estimate released by Eurostat on Friday, measured by the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP), prices of goods and services for personal consumption in Croatia rose in March by 10.5% year-on-year on average, following an increase of 11.7% in February. On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices added an estimated 0.8% in March.