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Slovenia inflation rate softens in March

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Slovenia's consumer prices grew by 5.4% year-on-year in March, after rising by 6.9% in February, the Ljubljana-based Statistical Bureau of Slovenia (SURS) said on Thursday.

There was a slowdown in prices of recreation & culture (2.4% vs 5.4% in February) and clothing & footwear (5.5% vs 5.6%).

Meanwhile, inflation accelerated for transport (14.1% vs 12.5%); food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.9% vs 6.3%) and furnishings (8.5% vs 8%).

On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices went down by 1.1% in March, after rising 1.4% in February, the statistical office said in a statement posted on its website.

Measured by the EU's harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP), Slovenia recorded annual inflation of 6.0% in March.

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