Serbia inflation rate increases in March
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Serbia's consumer price inflation rate rose to 1.8% in March from 1.2% in the previous month, figures from the Belgrade-based Central Statistics Office (SORS) showed.
Prices increased the most for alcoholic beverages and tobacco by 5.2% and for prices of housing and utilities by 4.4%. In addition, prices for recreation and culture rose 4.1% and cost went up for food and non-alcoholic beverages by 0.3% and for transport by 0.7%.
Prices for miscellaneous goods and services added 1.6%.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 0.5% in March, in line with forecasts, easing from a 0.6% increase in the previous month.
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