Prices in Serbia in March 2017: Inflation up 0.2%

The March inflation in Serbia grew by 0.2% from February’s, while compared to the same month last year it grew by 3.6% – the State Statistical Office has said.

Relative to December 2016, the consumer price index, which measures changes in the price level of market basket of consumer goods and services purchased by households, went up by 2.4%.

In March, the price of telecommunication services increased by 4.4%, followed by healthcare and education services by 0.4%, and furniture, household items and home maintenance by 0.3%.

The prices of food and beverage, transport, alcoholic drinks, tobacco, and restaurant and hotel services went up by 0.1% relative to February.

On the other hand, the prices of sports and cultural services dropped by 1%, clothes and footwear by 0.6%, and water, electricity, gas and other fuel by 0.2%.

The prices of other products and services did not change significantly – the press release by the State Statistical Office reads.

(Blic, 12.04.2017)

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