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Slovenia's annual consumer price inflation slows down in Oct

Slovenia's annual consumer price inflation slows down in Oct Inflation. Author: License All Rights Reserved

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), October 30 (SeeNews) – Slovenia's consumer prices rose by 1.4% year-on-year in October, after growing by 1.7% in September, the country's statistical office said on Wednesday.

Higher prices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels had the greatest impact on October annual inflation, of 0.4 percentage points, the statistical office said in a statement.

A further 0.3 p.p. of the increase resulted from higher prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which rose by 1.5%, and miscellaneous goods and services, up by 3.4%.

On the other hand, October annual inflation rate was pushed down by 0.2 p.p. by lower prices of motor fuels, down by 4.5%.

On a monthly comparison basis, Slovenia's consumer prices edged up 0.1% in October, after a 0.2% decrease in September.

Measured by the EU's harmonised index of consumer prices, Slovenia's annual inflation decelerated to 1.5% in October, from 2.3% in October 2018.