Slovakia: Inflation falls to over two-year low in June
Consumer prices fell 0.10% in June over the previous month, swinging from the 0.30% increase seen in May. June’s result marked the sharpest fall in prices since December 2019. The drop was largely due to plunging prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages. In addition, price pressures for clothing and footwear decreased.
Inflation inched down to 1.8% in June, from May’s 2.0% print. June’s result marked the weakest inflation rate since October 2017. Accordingly, the trend pointed down slightly, with annual average inflation coming in at 2.5% in June (May: 2.6%). Lastly, harmonized inflation fell to 1.8% from May’s 2.1%.