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Slovakia HICP Inflation Slows Sharply In January

2/28/2013 3:28 AM ET

Slovakia's EU measure of inflation slowed significantly in January, data released by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Thursday.

The harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP) rose 2.5 percent year-on-year, following a 3.4 percent increase in December. The latest figure is the lowest since December 2010.

Month-on-month, the HICP rose 0.7 percent in January.

Separately, the agency reported that overall factory-gate inflation for January was 2 percent, unchanged from December. Producer prices for the domestic market rose 3.1 percent annually, after a 3.9 percent increase in December.

by RTT Staff Writer

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