Croatia Inflation May 2018


Croatia: Inflation picks up to a near five-year high in May

June 15, 2018

Consumer prices rose 0.4% from the previous month in May, slightly below the 0.7% rise recorded in April. According to the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (CBS), May’s increase was mainly driven by higher prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, and transport.

Inflation picked up from 1.3% in April to 1.9% in May, the highest reading in nearly five years. Meanwhile, annual average inflation inched up to 1.2% in May from 1.1% in April.

Croatia Inflation Forecast

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 1.5% in 2018, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. In 2019, the panel expects inflation to average 1.9%.

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Croatia Inflation May 2018

Note: Year-on-year and month-on-month variation of consumer prices in %.
Source: Croatian Bureau of Statistics (CBS)

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