N. Macedonia inflation speeds up in December
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North Macedonia's annual consumer price inflation quickened to 2.3% in December from 2.2% in November, figures from the Skopje-based State Statistical Office (Makstat) showed on Monday.
Consumer prices rose the most for alcoholic beverages and tobacco by 8.0% and for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels by 4.6%. Cost also increased for food and non-alcoholic beverages and health by 3.2% and 2.3%, respectively.
Meanwhile, consumer prices fell for transport by 6.5% and went down for clothing and footwear by 1.1%. On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices increased by 0.4% in December, after remaining flat in November.
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