Slovakia Inflation Steady In December

Slovakia’s consumer price inflation remained stable in December, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Tuesday.

The consumer price index rose 3.0 percent year-on-year in December, the same as seen in November.

Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages grew 5.2 percent annually in December and those for education and transportation rose by 4.5 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively.

On a month-on-month basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent in December, reversing a 0.2 percent rise in the preceding month.

The core inflation climbed to 2.9 percent in December from 2.7 percent in the prior month.

On a monthly basis, the core CPI fell 0.2 percent in December, reversing a 0.2 percent rise in the previous month.

On an average, the consumer prices rose 2.7 percent in 2019 compared with the previous year.

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