Slovenia: Inflation hits a four-month low in September
September 30, 2013
Consumer prices increased 0.3% over the previous month in September, matching the result tallied in August. September's increase mainly reflects higher prices for clothing and footwear due to the arrival of the new autumn-winter lines in stores.
Annual headline inflation decreased from 2.2% in August to 1.4% in September, reaching the lowest level in four months. Meanwhile, annual HICP inflation (based on the harmonized index of consumer prices) decreased from 2.2% in August to 1.5% in September. Annual average HICP inflation was 2.4% in September, slightly below August's 2.6%.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect HICP inflation to average 2.1% this year, which is unchanged over the previous month's forecast. In 2014, the panel expects HICP inflation to slow to 1.9%.