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Slovenia's consumer price inflation speeds up in April

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

Higher prices of petroleum products and of food and non-alcoholic beverages contributed the most to the annual inflation (1.5 percentage points, each).

Goods and service prices increased on average by 7.9% and 5%, respectively. As regards goods, non-durable goods prices went up by 9.1%, durable goods prices by 8.8%, and semi-durable goods prices by 2.7%.

On the other hand, lower prices of electricity (by 21.6%) eased the annual inflation by 0.8 percentage points.

On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices went up by 2.6% in April, after falling 1.1% in March.

Measured by the EU's harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP), Slovenia recorded annual inflation of 7.4% in April. 

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