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In August 2013, Slovenia's annual growth of consumer prices decreased to 2.2% (in August 2012 it was 2.9%). The 12-month average price growth was 2.3% (in the same period last year 2.5%). The cumulative growth of consumer prices was 1.4% (in the same period last year 1.8%).
Compared to August 2012, service and goods prices went up by 3.5% and 1.6%, respectively. As regards goods, non-durable goods prices increased by 3.0%, while durable and semi-durable goods prices decreased by 2.6% and 0.2%, respectively.
In one year prices increased the most in the group restaurants and hotels (by 9.9%), followed by alcoholic beverages and tobacco (by 7.5%), food and non-alcoholic beverages (by 4.3%), housing, water, electricity, gas and other (by 2.7%), communication (by 2.5%), and recreation and culture (by 0.9%). On average, lower prices than a year ago were recorded only in the group furnishing, household equipment and maintenance (by 0.8%).
Higher prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, in Slovenia, had the biggest impact on the annual inflation (by 0.7 percentage points). In this group, fruit prices increased by 18.4%, vegetable prices by 8.8% and meat prices by 6.1%. Higher prices of catering services (which went up by 13.4%) added 0.5 p.p, and of alcoholic beverages and tobacco, and of housing, water, electricity, gas and other contributed another 0.4 p.p. each. In the group housing, water, electricity, gas and other, electricity prices and municipal and other services prices jumped the most (by 12.9% and 6.6%, respectively). The inflation was additionally pushed up by 0.1 p.p. due to higher prices in the group communication, and in the group recreation and culture; in the latter prices of sports equipment increased by 8.7%, of miscellaneous printed matter and drawing materials by 7.4% and of package holidays by 4.0%.
Compared to August 2012, some other prominent price increases were passenger transport by air (by 12.5%), financial services n.e.c. (by 7.1%), and jewellery, clocks and watches (by 6.0%).
Lower gas prices and motor cars prices, in Slovenia, pushed annual inflation down by 0.2 p.p. each. Gas became 15.6% cheaper and motor cars 3.7% cheaper. Some other sub-groups with prominent price drops in one year were passenger transport by road (by 14.9%), recording media for picture and sound (by 6.9%), telephone and other equipment (by 6.7%) and heat energy (by 6.6%). Statistical Office Slovenia
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