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Bosnia Inflation Unchanged in May

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The annual inflation rate in Bosnia and Herzegovina stood at 2% in May, remaining unchanged from the previous month, data from the Sarajevo-based Agency for Statistics of BiH (BHAS) on Wednesday show.

Prices moderated mainly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.9% vs 1.2% in April), furnishings & household equipment (1.6% vs 2.2%), restaurants & hotels (7.1% vs 8.8%) and other goods & services (5% vs 5.7%). Additionally, costs declined for clothing & footwear (-7.4% vs -7.3%)

. On the other hand, prices accelerated for housing & utilities (0.8% vs -0.2%) and transport (4.5% vs 3.1%), while alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3.9%) and communication (1.7%) remained unchanged.

On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices decreased by 0.2%, reversing a 0.1% rise in the preceding month.

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