Lithuania Inflation Slows in December 

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Lithuania's consumer price inflation eased further in December to the lowest level in five months, figures from the Vilnius-based Statistics Lithuania (LS) showed on Monday.

The consumer price index (CPI) rose 21.7% year-on-year in December, following a 22.9% increase in November.

Prices for consumer goods grew 25.2% and those for services rose by 13.2%.

Housing, water, electricity, gas and related things increased 48.3% yearly in December, though slower than the 55.7% surge a month ago.

Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages alone registered a sharp growth of 34.7%, and transport costs climbed 14.1%.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices moved up 0.3% in December, following a 0.4% rise in the prior month. 

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