Consumer prices drop in Serbia, Statistics Office says

NEWS 12.06.2019 14:33

The consumer prices used to measure inflation were 0.3 percent lower on the average in May compared to April, the Serbian Republic Statistics Office said on Wednesday.

Annual inflation rates were higher by 2.2 percent, a press release said adding that inflation rose by two percent compared to December 2018.  

The Statistics Office said that food and non-alcoholic beverage prices had dropped 1.5 percent in May and health care costs by 0.1 percent.  

Rises were recorded in the prices of restaurants and hotels (0.8 percent), transport (0.7), communications (0.6), clothing and footwear, furniture, household items and housing maintenance (0.3 percent each) as well as in housing, water, power, gas and fule bills (0.1 percent).