Estonia Inflation Rate Edges up in May

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The annual inflation rate in Estonia edged up to 2.9% in May from a three-year low of 2.8% in the previous month, data from Tallinn-based Statistics Estonia (SE) showed on Friday.

Prices rise for; food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.2%), alcohol & tobacco (7.4%), household goods (2.6%), recreation & entertainment (5.1%), and hotels, cafes & restaurants (6.1%).

In addition, prices went up for clothing & footwear (2.4%), health (8.7%), transport (4%), communication (9.4%), education (8%), and miscellaneous goods & services (4.5%).

At the same time, costs fell for housing (-4.3%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.1% in May, easing from a 0.9% growth in the prior month.

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