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Romanian real net wage, inflation rises in April

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Romania's average net monthly wage rose by a real 8.4% year-on-year in April, after rising by 4.5% in March, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said on Friday.

On a monthly comparison basis, the real net wage was flat in April. In nominal terms, the average net monthly wage rose 11.9% on the year and edged up 0.4% on the month in April, to RON 3,561 (EUR 623).

The highest net average wage of RON 8,671 (EUR 1,762) was registered in computer programming, consultancy and related activities, while the lowest, of RON 1,790, was recorded in the hospitality sector.

In a separate statement, the Bucharest-based statistics institute said that Romania's consumer price index (CPI) rose 3.8% year-on-year in May, following a 3.2% increase in April.

Prices of non-food products grew 5.7% and those of food products rose by 1.52% in May. Services cost increased by 2.78%. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.53% in May.

The EU measure of harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP increased 3.2% yearly in May and rose 0.56% a month ago.

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