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Slovakia inflation increases in June

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Consumer prices in Slovakia climbed 2.9% year-on-year in June, following a 2.2% rise in the previous month, figures from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Wednesday.

Transport cost accelerated 9.9% annually in June. Communication cost rose 6.6% and prices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco gained 8.3%.

Education cost grew 3.7% and those of restaurant and hotel gained 3.5%.

Additionally, cost for food & non-alcoholic beverages added 1.4%, while prices for housing & utilities advanced 1.2%. Cost for miscellaneous goods & services also went up by 1.9%.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.6%, easing from a 0.8% increase in the prior month and beating market estimates of a 0.4% rise. 

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