Slovakia's inflation rises in December

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Slovakia's consumer price inflation rose in December, figures from the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Thursday. The consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.6% year-on-year in December, following a 1.5% increase in November.

Prices for miscellaneous goods and services rose 4.1%. Cost for health, and education increased by 3.7% and 2.9%, respectively. Meanwhile, prices for transport declined 3.4%. On a month-on-month basis, consumer prices fell 0.1% in December, reversing a 0.1% rise in the previous month.

Core inflation rose to 1.5% in December from 1.4% in the preceding month. On a monthly basis, core CPI fell 0.1% in December, reversing a 0.1% increase in the prior month. 

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