Serbia inflation rate rises near to 12% in June
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Serbia's annual inflation rate climbed to 11.9% in June from 10.4% in the previous month, the Belgrade-based Serbian Statistical Office (SORS) said in a statement on Tuesday.
Prices for prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose 18.8% (vs 16% in May), and those for housing and utilities added 7.7% (vs 6.7%).
Meanwhile, cost for transportation jumped by 18% (vs 15.7%).
Additional upward pressure came from furnishings and household maintenance by 10.8% (vs 10.1%), recreation and culture by 6% (vs 5.9%); and clothing and footwear by 4.7% (vs 3.7%).
On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices went up by 1.6%, advancing from a 1.2% rise in the prior month.
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