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Slovenia's Sept consumer prices rise 2.0% y/y

Author Maja Garaca
Slovenia's Sept consumer prices rise 2.0% y/y Inflation

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), September 28 (SeeNews) - Slovenia's consumer prices rose by 2.0% year-on-year in September, after growing by 1.8% in the previous month, the country's statistical office said on Friday.

The largest upward impact on annual inflation (0.9 of a percentage point) came from higher prices of fuels and energy: liquid fuels prices increased by 24.2%, heat energy by 14.9%, solid fuels by 13.3%, diesel by 10.8%, petrol by 7.3% and gas by 6.7%, the stats office said.

Annual inflation was pushed down by 0.1 of a percentage point by lower prices of garments and passenger transport by air. Garments prices decreased by 1.7% and passenger air transport by 21.4%.

On a monthly comparison basis, Slovenia's consumer prices rose by 0.4% in September, after edging up 0.1% in August.

The monthly growth rate was pushed up by 0.7 of a percentage point by higher prices of clothing and footwear, while 0.1 p.p. each was contributed by higher prices of fresh or chilled vegetables other than potatoes, fresh or chilled fruit, heat energy, furniture and furnishing and new motor cars.

Measured by the EU harmonised index of consumer prices, Slovenia's annual inflation was 2.2% in September, while the monthly price growth was 0.5%.

Slovenia recorded annual inflation of 1.4% in 2017.

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