Slovakia HICP rises in January

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Slovakia's EU harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP) increased 7.7% year-on-year in January, following a 5.1% growth in December, the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) said in a statement Wednesday.

On a month-on-month basis, the HICP increased 2.8% in January, following a 0.2% rise in the preceding month.

Earlier, the statistical office reported that the consumer price index (CPI) rose 8.4% yearly in January and grew 2.7% from a month ago.

The core inflation rose to 7.1% in January from 6.4% in the prior month.

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