Czech inflation rate quickens in April

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The Czech consumer price inflation rose more than expected in April, data from the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) showed on Tuesday.

The consumer price index (CPI) rose 3.1% year-on-year in April, following a 2.3% increase in March. Prices for alcoholic beverages, tobacco grew by 13% yearly in April and transport cost gained 9.1%. Health cost gained 3.6%. Prices for restaurants and hotels and education increased by 2.7% and 2.8%, respectively.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices gained 0.5% in April. Separate data from the Prague-based statistical office showed that the import prices rose 1.6% annually in March, while export prices rose 2.5%.

On a monthly basis, import prices increased 2.3% and export prices rose 2.1% in March. 

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