Estonia Inflation Slows in September

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Estonia's consumer price inflation eased in September, influenced by higher costs for housing and food, preliminary figures from Statistics Estonia (SE) showed on Friday.

Consumer prices increased 23.7% yearly in September, after a 24.8% rise in August. Gas was 255.2% more expensive and solid fuel prices rose 118.3%.

Electricity costs for homes advanced 105.5% and heat energy prices surged 62.9%. Housing costs rose 64.8%.

Transport costs gained by 24.5% and prices in food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 24.4%.

Prices for hotels, cafes, and restaurants increased by 17% and those for household goods grew by 15.5%.

The cost of goods increased 19.9% yearly in September and that of services grew 31.0%.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3% in September, after a 2.3% increase in the prior month. 

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