Bosnia Inflation at Record-high in September

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Consumer prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina rose 17.3% year-on-year in September, the highest on record, after an annual increase of 16.8% in August, the Agency for Statistics of BiH (BHAS) said on Wednesday.

Costs continued to accelerate for food and non-alcoholic beverages (26.2% vs 25.2% in August), housing and utilities (20% vs 17.4%), and restaurants and hotels (12.4% vs 11.7%).

While remaining high, inflation eased slightly for transportation (28.2% vs 28.4%), as fuel prices decelerated.

On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices rose 1.2% in September, following an increase of 0.3% in August.

A separate report from the Sarajevo-based statistics agency showed that industrial production in Bosnia and Herzegovina decreased 1% year-on-year in September, following a 1.6% rise in the previous month, mainly due to sharp declines in production of energy (-13.4% vs -1% in August).

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