Analysts put Dec CPI at 4.1%
Analysts estimate consumer price inflation slowed to 4.1% year-on-year in December from 4.3% in November, business daily Napi Gazdasag said on Wednesday.
Prices in November were lifted by excise tax hikes on tobacco and vehicle fuel, the analysts said.
The analysts put month-on-month CPI at 0.3% in December, following a 0.7% increase in November.
Looking ahead, Janos Samu of Concorde said the January VAT increase may add half a percentage point to CPI..
The analysts projected average annual inflation of 4.9% for 2012, picking up from an estimated 4% in 2011.
Emerging market analysts in London put December CPI at 4.2%-4.4% in December, attributing higher prices to the weak forint, higher taxes and rising fuel prices.
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