Slovakia: Harmonized inflation comes in at highest level since May 2000 in October
Harmonized inflation surged to 14.5% in October, above Septembers 13.6%. October’s result marked the highest inflation rate since May 2000. The reading was driven by rising price pressures for clothing, housing and energy and food and non-alcoholic beverages. That said, price pressures for transport fell.
The trend pointed up, with annual average harmonized inflation coming in at 10.4% in October (September: 9.6%). Meanwhile, consumer price inflation rose to 14.9% in October, from Septembers 14.2%.
Finally, harmonized consumer prices increased 1.30% in October over the previous month, accelerating from September’s 0.94% increase.