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Croatia's Sept annual consumer price inflation at 0.8%

Croatia's Sept annual consumer price inflation at 0.8% Author: Office of the prime minister of Albania. Licence: All rights reserved.

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.