Inflation accelerated to 18%, gas rose by 86%

(CIANEWS) - Consumer prices rose 18.0% y/y in September 2022, up 0.8% from August. The Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ) data also show that the higher prices in the housing section influenced the development, where the growth of electricity prices accelerated to 37.8% (34.6% in August), natural gas to 85.9% (61.4%) and solid fuels to 55.8% (45.8%). Prices of goods and services increased by 20.7% and 13.7% in aggregate, respectively. The inflation rate, expressed as the increase in the average consumer price index over the last 12 months compared with the average of the previous period, was 12.7% in September. According to Eurostat, inflation in the EU27 was 10.1% in August. In the Slovak Republic, it was 13.6%.



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