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16 Novembre 2022

Croazia

CROATIA: INFLATION RATE REACHES NEW RECORD HIGH OF 13.3% IN OCTOBER 2022

The State Bureau of Statistics (DZS) published on 16 November its latest data that shows consumer prices in Croatia rose 13.2% in October 2022, meaning that inflation reached a new highest level since the DZS has been keeping these records, Croatian media report. The DZS data shows that the growth of consumer prices accelerated on an annual basis in October, after the highest annual inflation rate in Croatia was recorded in September, when it was 12.8%.The prices of goods and services for personal consumption, measured by the consumer price index, also increased on a monthly basis, and in October 2022 they were on average 1.3% higher than in August 2022. DZS data show that Average annual inflation rate was 9.4%Observed by the main groups of the Eurostat’s Classification of Individual Consumption according to Purpose (COICOP), year-on-year, the largest increase in consumer process in October 2022 was on average in the group of food and non-alcoholic beverages, by 19.7%, followed by prices in the group of restaurants and hotels up 17.8%. The double-digit growth was also recorded in the groups of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, up 16.1%, followed by furniture, home equipment and regular household maintenance, up 15.8%, while in transportation the consumer prices increased by 11.5%, and in the group of various goods and services, by 10.7%.Year-on-year, the prices of recreation and culture increased by 8.4%, clothing and footwear by 6.6%, alcoholic beverages and tobacco by 4.4%, health by 3.5%, and education by 2.3%.According to the DZS, the growth of the annual inflation rate in October was mainly contributed by price increase in the groups of food and non-alcoholic beverages (5.11 percentage points), housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (2.72 percentage points), transport (1 .69 percentage points), furniture, home equipment and regular household maintenance (0.90 percentage points), restaurants and hotels (0.89 percentage points), etc.Observed according to special groups, the highest price increase on average on an annual level was in the energy group, by 19.9% (contribution to the increase of 3.34 percentage points), the DZS points out.According to the data of the CBS, on a monthly basis, prices rose the most on average in the groups of clothing and footwear, by 6.9%, housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, by 2.8%, food and non-alcoholic beverages, by 1%. (ICE ZAGABRIA)


Fonte notizia: HRT and Jutarnji.hr online edition 16/11/2022