Slovakia: Consumer prices expand at fastest pace in 8 months in February
March 14, 2016
In February, consumer prices rose 0.1% over the previous month, contrasting the 0.2% decline tallied in January. February’s reading reflected higher prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages and tobacco, furnishings and household equipment, as well as for health.
Consumer prices rose 0.2% annually in February. The print contrasted the 0.1% decline in January and marked an eight-month high. Meanwhile, the harmonized index of consumer prices rose 0.1% in monthly terms in February (January: -0.3% month-on-month). Annual harmonized consumer prices fell 0.3% in February, which was above January’s 0.6% decline.