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Slovakia inflation rises in September

Slovakia’s consumer price inflation rose marginally in September after slowing in the previous month, figures from the Slovak Statistical Office (ŠÚ SR) showed on Monday.

The consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.9% year-on-year in September, after a 2.8% increase in August. A similar rate of inflation was seen in July.

Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages gained 4.9% annually in September, while that for education rose 4.8%. On a month-on-month basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1%, following a 0.2% increase in the previous month.

Core inflation grew to 2.9% in September, from 2.8% in the preceding month. On a monthly basis, core CPI rose 0.2% in September, after a 0.1% increase in the prior month, ŠÚ SR said.