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Bosnia inflation speeds up in August

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Consumer prices in Bosnia rose by 2.3% year-on-year in August, after increasing by an annual 1.9% in July, the Sarajevo-based Agency for Statistics (BHAS) said on Friday.

Inflation reached the highest level since October of 2012. Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 3.6% annually in August, while cost for alcoholic beverages and tobacco rose 1.9% and prices for housing and utilities went up 0.9%.

Transport cost meanwhile surged 9.5%.

On the other hand, prices for clothing and footwear decreased by 9.5% and prices of furnishings and household equipment declined by 0.1%. On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 0.2% after decreasing by 0.1% in the previous month. 

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