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Slovenia's inflation in 2019 at 1.8%, not 1.9%

Ljubljana, 09 January (STA) - Annual inflation in Slovenia in 2019 reached 1.8%, not 1.9% as reported by the Statistics Office (SURS) at the end of December. SURS corrected the figure on Thursday after detecting an error in the statistical data.

Prices of services increased by an average 2.9%, not by 2.6%, with prices of goods rising by 1.3% over 2018.

Prices of non-durable goods and semi-durable goods were up by 2.2% and 0.4%, respectively, while prices of durable goods decreased by 1.8%.

It was higher prices of food, by 3.5% year on year, that contributed the most to the annual inflation rate, as much as 0.5 percentage points, followed by prices of miscellaneous goods and services (+0.4 points) and prices of water supply, housing and hospitality services (0.2 points).

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