Slovenia's annual inflation accelerated to the highest level in six months in August, data released by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Friday.
Inflation quickened to 2.9 percent in August from 2.4 percent in July. The latest figure was the highest since February 2012, when consumer prices rose 2.9 percent.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages prices rose 3.7 percent annually, while clothing and footwear prices advanced 1.8 percent. Housing costs and utility prices were higher by 4.2 percent from last year, and transportation costs by 4.5 percent.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.7 percent in August. In the January-August period, consumer prices advanced 2.5 percent from the corresponding period a year earlier, data showed.
Separately, the agency said Slovenia's unemployment rate decreased to 8.2 percent in the second quarter from 8.6 percent in the first quarter. The number of unemployed persons decreased to around 82,000 during the three-month period from about 87,000 in the preceding period, data showed.
by RTT Staff Writer
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