Slovakia Inflation August 2020

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Slovakia: Inflation falls to lowest level in over three years in August

September 14, 2020

Consumer prices slid 0.10% over the last month in August, contrasting July’s 0.10% increase. August’s drop largely reflected falling prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages. Meanwhile, transport prices rose at a more moderate pace than in July while prices for healthcare rebounded.

Inflation dropped for the sixth month running in August to 1.4%, following July’s 1.7% and marking the lowest inflation rate since July 2017. Similarly, annual average inflation inched down to 2.4% (July: 2.5%). Lastly, harmonized inflation dropped to 1.4% in August from July’s 1.8%.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 2.0% in 2020, which is up 0.2 percentage points from last month’s estimate, and 1.7% in 2021.


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Note: Month-on-month and year-on-year variation of consumer prices in %.
Source: Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic (SOSR).


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