Croatia Inflation Rate Hit New Record in October


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Croatia's consumer prices increased by 13.2% year-on-year in October, a new record high, after rising by 12.8% in September, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) said in a report on Wednesday.

Cost advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (19.7% vs 19.1% in September); housing & utilities (16.1% vs 13.3%); communication (0.9% vs 0.4%); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (4.4% vs 4.2%); furniture & household equipment (15.8% vs 15.7%); restaurant & hotels (17.8% vs 17.3%) and health (3.5% vs 2.9%).

On the other hand, prices eased for transport (11.5% vs 12.3%); clothing & footwear (6.6% vs 10.1%); recreation & culture (8.4% vs 8.8%) and education (2.3% vs 1.5%) and inflation was steady for miscellaneous goods & services (at 10.7%).

On a monthly comparison basis, the consumer price index (CPI) went up 1.3% in October, following an increase of 1.5% in September.


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