Bosnia Inflation Eases in April

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The annual inflation rate in Bosnia and Herzegovina eased for a sixth consecutive month to 7.9% in April from 10.3% in March, marking the lowest reading since January 2022, data released from the Sarajevo-based Agency for Statistics of BiH (BHAS) on Thursday show.

Prices rose at a softer pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (12.8% vs. 19% in March), furniture & furnishings (11.3% vs. 12.1%), recreation & culture (8.9% vs. 9.4%), restaurants & hotels (7.9% vs. 8.6%), and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (5.9% vs. 6%).

Meanwhile, costs declined further for clothing & footwear (-6.9% vs. -6.1%) and transport (-5.3% vs -0.9%).

On the other hand, inflation accelerated for housing & utilities (14.6% vs. 11.9%) and remained unchanged for health (at 2.9%) and education (at 2.3%).

On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices edged up by 0.1% in April, slowing from a 0.4% advance in the previous period. 

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