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Slovakia: In June consumer prices rose by 1,8 % compared with 2019

In June compared with May, consumer prices decreased by 0,1 % in total and compared with June 2019, they rose by 1,8 %.

Compared with May, in particular, prices of Food and non-alcoholic beverages (milk, meat, oils and fats, bread and cereals), they grew mainly in health (mostly dental and outpatient services).

Compared with June last year, prices rose mainly of miscellaneous goods and services and of education.

In year-on-year comparison, consumer prices increased in the divisions of miscellaneous goods and services by 4,6 %; education by 4,5 %; food and non-alcoholic beverages; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; health equally by 2,6 %; communications by 2 %; furnishings, household equipment and regular household maintenance, recreation and culture; restaurants and hotels equally by 1,8 %; alcoholic beverages and tobacco by 0,9 %.

Prices of transport dropped by 5,4 %, of clothing and footwear by 0,2 %.

On average, over the first six months of 2020 compared with the same period of 2019, consumer prices increased by 2,3 % in total. 

In June 2020, index of consumer prices increased, year-on-year in households of employees by 1,7 %, in households of pensioners by 2,1 % and in low-income households by 1,9 %.

On average,over the first six months of 2020 compared with the same period of 2019, index of consumer prices increased in households of employees by 2,3 %, in household of pensioners by 2,6 % and in low-income households by 2,4 %.

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