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Slovakia HICP inflation rises in May

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Slovakia's EU measure of inflation increased in May, data from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Thursday.

The harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, rose 2% year-on-year in May, following a 1.7% gain in April.  

On a month-on-month basis, increased 0.6% in May, following a 0.2% gain in the preceding month.

Earlier, the statistical office reported that the consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.2% yearly in May and gained 0.8% from a month ago.

The core inflation rose to 2.6% in May from 1.9% in the prior month.

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