Czech Inflation Rises in September

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The consumer price inflation in the Czech Republic accelerated to 18% year-on-year in September, from 17.2% in the previous month, amid rising energy and fuel prices, data from the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) showed on Tuesday.

Main upward pressure came from cost of housing and utilities by 24.9%, namely electricity, natural gas and solid fuels.

Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages also grew sharply by 21% and clothing and footwear rose 18.7%.

Transport costs were 17.3% more expensive from last year, and charges for restaurants and hotels were 25.3% higher.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices moved up 0.8% in September, after a 0.4% increase in August. 

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