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Serbia inflation rate rises further in March

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Serbia's consumer prices rose by 9.1% year-on-year in March, after rising by 8.8% the month before, the Belgrade-based Central Statistical Office (SORS) said on Tuesday.

Consumer prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 15.7%, the same for housing and utilities rose 5.5%, cost for furnishings and household maintenance went up by 7.2%, and prices for recreation and culture advanced 4.5%.

In addition, cost for transport added 12.5%, and prices for clothing and footwear gained 2.8%. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged 0.9% higher, easing from the 1.1% increase in the prior month.

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