Slovakia inflation rate rise further in June

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The annual inflation rate in Slovakia climbed to an all-time high of 13.2% in June from 12.6% in the previous month, data released by the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed.

Prices rose sharply for food & non-alcoholic beverages (17.9% vs 16% in May); transport (23.7% vs 20.9 %); and recreation and culture (7.4% vs 6.9%).

Additional upward pressure came from furnishings and household equipment (10% vs 9.9%), health (4.4% vs 4.2%); communication (5.4% vs 5.2%); and miscellaneous goods and services (8.9% vs 8.4%).

Meanwhile, prices eased slightly for housing and utilities (15.5% vs 15.6%), clothing and footwear (3.4% vs 3.5%); and restaurants and hotels (19% vs 19.1%).

Core consumer prices jumped to an all-time high of 12.9% year-on-year. On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 1.2%, slowing from a 1.6% rise in the prior month 

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