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Macedonia March Inflation At 1.4%

Macedonia's consumer prices increased from last year in March, data released by the State Statistical Office showed Monday.

The consumer price index increased 1.4 percent on an annual basis in March. Prices of clothing and footwear advanced 1.6 percent annually, while housing costs and utility prices climbed 6.4 percent during the month.

There was an 8.1 percent annual growth in transportation costs, and a 1 percent decrease in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.4 percent in March, slower than the 0.5 percent growth seen in the previous month.

In the January-February period, Macedonia's consumer prices increased 2.5 percent from the corresponding period a year earlier.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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