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Slovakia HICP Inflation Slows To 6-month Low In November

Slovakia's inflation based on the EU measure eased to a six-month low in November, following a modest acceleration in the previous month, data released by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Friday.

The harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP) rose 3.5 percent annually in November, after climbing 3.9 percent in October. The latest figure is the lowest since May, when inflation was 3.4 percent.

Among the HICP components, the cost of education rose the most, by 6 percent. This was followed by a 5.8 percent rise in health and a 5.6 percent increase in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Sequentially, the HICP edged up 0.1 percent in November, after rising 0.4 percent in October.

by RTT Staff Writer

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