Slovenia: Inflation edges up in September
October 16, 2017
In September, consumer prices rose 0.2% over the previous month, which followed a 0.1% rise in August. The upturn in prices was led by an over 10% increase compared to the preceding month in the prices of clothing and footwear. Food and non-alcoholic beverages; healthcare; and furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance also recorded higher month-on-month prices.
Inflation increased to 1.4% in September, up from 1.2% in August. Meanwhile, harmonized consumer prices rose 0.3% in September over the previous month, which followed a 0.1% increase in August. Harmonized inflation, on the other hand, remained at August’s 1.4%. As a result, annual average harmonized inflation came in at 1.4% in September, also unchanged from the previous month.
Author: Nihad Ahmed, Economist