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Kosovo's annual inflation accelerates to 4.7% in August

Kosovo's annual inflation accelerates to 4.7% in August Photo: Slovenia's SURS

PRISTINA (Kosovo), September 13 (SeeNews) - Kosovo’s harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) rose by 4.7% year-on-year in August, after adding in 3.5% in July, the national statistical office said.

On a monthly comparison basis, the HICP was up 1.2% in August, after rising 0.8% the previous month, the Kosovo Agency of Statistics said in a monthly inflation report on Friday.

Kosovo's August HICP (percentage change):

Food and non-alcoholic beverages 1.8 3.6
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco 0.4 3.4
Clothing and footwear -0.4 -0.5
Rents, water, power, gas, and fuel 0.7 3.0
Furniture, household and maintenance 0.5 1.6
Medical care 0.1 0.6
Transport 2.5 11.4
Communication 0.4 16.5
Recreation and culture 0.5 3.3
Education services 0.0 0.9
Restaurants and hotels -0.1 0.9
Different goods and services 0.0 1.0
Total 1.2 4.7

Source: Kosovo Agency of Statistics