N. Macedonia inflation rate quickens in December
The annual inflation rate in North Macedonia rose to 4.9% in December from 4.1% in the previous month, according to figures released by the Skopje-based State Statistical Office (Makstat).
Main upward pressure came from transport charges (16.8%); prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.9%); restaurants & hotels (5.7%); recreation & culture (3.2%).
On the other hand, prices went down in communication (-0.7%); and education (-0.2%).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices ticked up 0.4% in December, following a 0.5% rise in November.
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