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Kosovo's annual inflation accelerates to 5.7% in Oct

Kosovo's annual inflation accelerates to 5.7% in Oct Photo: Slovenia's SURS

PRISTINA (Kosovo), November 11 (SeeNews) - Kosovo’s harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) rose by 5.7% year-on-year in October, after adding in 4.9% in September, the national statistical office said on Thursday.

On a monthly comparison basis, the HICP edged up 0.1% in October, after rising at the same rate the previous month, the Kosovo Agency of Statistics said in a monthly inflation report.

Kosovo's October HICP (percentage change):

Food and non-alcoholic beverages 0.6 4.2
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco 0.1 3.6
Clothing and footwear -0.5 -1.3
Rents, water, power, gas, and fuel 1.7 3.2
Furniture, household and maintenance 0.1 2.1
Medical care 0.5 1.0
Transport 3.7 16.0
Communication 0.1 16.6
Recreation and culture -1.0 1.4
Education services 0.0 1.6
Restaurants and hotels 0.4 2.6
Different goods and services 0.3 2.0
Total 1.0 5.7

Source: Kosovo Agency of Statistics