Bosnia's Federation annual inflation speeds up in June

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Bosnia's Federation's consumer price index (CPI) rose by 1.8% year-on-year in June, after increasing by 1.7% in May, data from the Sarajevo-based Agency for Statistics of BiH (BHAS) showed.

The prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose by 2.1% annually in June, while prices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose by 1.4%.

On a monthly comparison basis, the Federation's CPI added 0.2% in June, after decreasing by 0.2% the previous month. The Federation is one of two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The other one is the Serb Republic. A separate report from the statistics agency showed that the average net monthly salary in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) increased by 4.4% year-on-year in nominal terms in May, reaching BAM 981 (EUR 501.6).

On a monthly comparison basis, the average net monthly salary fell 0.5% in both nominal and real terms in May, the office said, without providing a figure for the year-on-year percent age change in real terms. In May, the average gross monthly salary in Bosnia increased by a nominal 4.7% year-on-year, reaching BAM 1,519 (EUR 776.65). 

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