Slovakia producer prices rise further in May

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Slovakia's producer price index (PPI) climbed 30.3% year-on-year in May, following a 34.6% surge in April, data released by the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) on Tuesday show.

The domestic market prices grew 40.9% annually in May, slower than the 48.7% gain in the previous month.

Prices for mining and quarrying rose 37.9% yearly in May and those for manufacturing increased 21.4%.

Prices for electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply were 76.1% higher in May compared to a year ago.

On a monthly basis, producer prices fell 1.6% in May, in contrast to a 6.1% increase in the preceding month.

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