Croatia Annual Inflation Slows in November

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Croatia's consumer prices rose by 4.7% year-on-year in November, following a 5.8% annual increase in October, the Zagreb-based Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) said on Friday.

Prices eased for food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.9% vs 8.7% in October), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (5.1% vs 5.4%), furnishings & household equipment (4.9% vs 6.3%), health (6.1% vs 6.4%), transport (0.3% vs 4.2%), communication (4.9% vs 5.1%), recreation & culture (5.6% vs 6.7%) and miscellaneous goods & services (5.1% vs 6.6%).

Moreover, prices reversed for housing & utilities (-0.5% vs 0.3%). On the other hand, inflation increased for clothing & footwear (7.5% vs 6.6%). On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices dipped 0.1% in November, after inching up 0.5% in October.

Measured by the EU-harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP) prices of goods and services for personal consumption increased by an average 5.5% year-on-year in November. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down by an estimated 0.4% in November. 

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