Lithuania inflation at 4 years high

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Lithuania's consumer price inflation rose to the highest level in nearly four years in July, figures from the Vilnius-based Statistics Lithuania (LS) showed on Monday.

The consumer price index (CPI) rose 4.7% year-on-year in July, following a 3.6% increase in June. The latest inflation was the highest since September 2017, when it was 4.8%.

Transport costs grew 9.6% yearly in June, and healthcare costs gained by 3.5%. Prices for hotels, cafes and restaurants surged 5.5%. Prices for education, and recreation and culture gained by 4.1% and 3.3%, respectively.

On month, consumer prices grew 0.7% in June, following a 0.6% rise in the prior month.

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