Slovakia: Drop in consumer prices eases at the outset of the year
February 15, 2016
In January, consumer prices dropped 0.2% over the previous month, following the 0.3% decline tallied in December. January’s reading reflected lower prices for transport, clothing and footwear, health as well as for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels.
Consumer prices fell 0.1% annually in January. The print was above the 0.2% drop tallied in December, which had marked a 10-month low. Meanwhile, the harmonized index of consumer prices declined 0.3% in monthly terms in January (December: -0.04% month-on-month). Annual harmonized consumer prices fell 0.6% in January, which was below December’s 0.5% decline.