Inflation in Bosnia increases in January

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Consumer prices in Bosnia rose 7.0% year on year in January, following an annual rise of 6.4% in December, the Sarajevo-based Statistics Agency (BHAS) said on Friday.

This is the highest rate since October 2008, mainly driven by the costs of food and non-alcoholic beverages (11.6%); transport (13.7%); and housing and utilities (6.1%).

At the same time, deflation decreased further for clothing and footwear (-7.6%).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1% in January, after rising 0.7% in December.

Bosnia’s retail sales rose 17.8% year-on-year in real terms in January, following a 17.4% increase in December, the data showed.

On a month-to-month basis, retail sales rose 3.8% in real terms in January, after rising 2.1% in December.


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