Poland Inflation Accelerates as Estimated in September

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Poland's annual inflation rate was confirmed at 17.2% in September, from 16.1% in August, the highest since September 1996, latest figures from the Warsaw-based Central Statistical Office (GUS) showed on Friday.

That was in line with flash data published on September 30.

A 29.9% rise in utility costs was primarily responsible for the upward trend in inflation.

This was followed by a 19.3% rise in prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices moved up 1.6% in September, following a 0.8% gain in August. The latest figures match flash data. 

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