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Slovenia's annual consumer price inflation speeds up in Dec

Slovenia's annual consumer price inflation speeds up in Dec Photo:

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), December 30 (SeeNews) – Slovenia's consumer prices rose by 1.9% year-on-year in December, after growing by 1.4% in November, the country's statistical office said on Monday.

The greatest impact on annual inflation in December (+0.5 percentage points) came from a 3.5% rise in food prices, the statistical office said in a statement.

An additional 0.4 p.p. were added by 4.7% higher prices of miscellaneous goods and services.

A further 0.2 p.p. each were added by higher prices of services in the group water supply and miscellaneous services relating to dwelling (by 6.7%) and by higher prices of catering services (by 3.8%).

On a monthly comparison basis, Slovenia's consumer prices edged down 0.1% in December, following a 0.1% increase in November.

Measured by the EU's harmonised index of consumer prices, Slovenia's annual inflation accelerated to 2.0% in December, from 1.4% in December 2018.