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Slovakia HICP Inflation Increases In March

Slovakia's EU measure of inflation increased in March, data from the Statistical Office Of the Slovak Republic showed on Friday.

The harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, rose 1.5 percent year-on-year in March, following a 0.9 percent gain in February. Economists had expected a rise of 1.4 percent.

On a month-on-month basis, increased 0.6 percent in March, following a 0.3 percent gain in the preceding month. Economists had forecast a 0.5 percent rise.

Earlier, the statistical office reported that the consumer price index rose 1.4 percent yearly in March and gained 0.5 percent from a month ago.

The core inflation rose to 1.6 percent in March from 1.3 percent in the prior month.

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