Bosnia Inflation Rate Hits New Peak in October

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The annual inflation rate in Bosnia and Herzegovina rose to a fresh record high of 17.4% in October, from 17.3% in the previous month, data from the Sarajevo-based Agency for Statistics of BiH (BHAS) showed on Thursday.

Main upward pressure continued to come from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (25.9% vs 26.2% in September); transport (25.8% vs 28.2%); housing & utilities (22.9% vs 20%) and restaurants & hotels (11.6% vs 12.4%).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices jumped by 2.1%, the most in six months, after a 1.2% increase in the prior month.

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