Bosnia inflation rises in January


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Consumer prices in Bosnia rose by 7.0% on the year in January, after an annual increase of 6.4% in December, the Sarajevo-based Agency for Statistics (BHAS) said on Friday.

It was the highest rate since October 2008, mainly pushed up by costs of food & non-alcoholic beverages (11.6%); transport (13.7%); and housing & utilities (6.1%).

Meanwhile, deflation declined further for clothing & footwear (-7.6%).

On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices went up 1% in January, following a 0.7% increase in December.

Bosnia's retail sales increased by 17.8% year-on-year in real terms in January, after an increase of 17.4% in December, data showed.

On month, retail sales rose by a real 3.8% in January, following a 2.1% increase in December. 


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