ZAGREB (Croatia), October 16 (SeeNews) - Croatia's consumer prices rose by 0.8% year-on-year in September, after increasing at the same annual rate in August, the country's statistical office said on Wednesday.
On a monthly comparison basis, Croatia's consumer price index (CPI) added 0.8% in September, after falling 0.3% in August, 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 0.5% year-on-year in September, after growing by 0.3% in August.
Prices of housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels, with a 16.44% weight, added 3.2% in September. Those prices rose by 3.8% in August.
Prices of transport services which have a 12.43% weight decreased by 3.1% in September, following a drop of 1.6% in August.
Croatia's average annual inflation accelerated to 1.5% last year, from 1.1% in 2017.