Consumer prices in Slovenia increased 2.2 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, compared with a 1.3 percent rise in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since August 2013, mainly driven by prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (3.6 percent vs 2.8 percent in January), namely vegetables, fruit and meat; and transport (4.3 percent vs 3.3 percent). Additional upward pressure came from: housing (2.9 percent vs 1.4 percent), recreation and culture (1.5 percent vs -0.9 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (1.9 percent vs 1.6 percent), restaurants and hotels (0.8 percent, the same as in prior month), health (0.9 percent vs 0.7 percent), communication (3.4 percent vs 3 percent) and education (0.6 percent vs 0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1 percent following a 0.6 percent fall in January. Inflation Rate in Slovenia averaged 5.14 percent from 1994 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 22.60 percent in August of 1994 and a record low of -0.90 percent in March of 2016.
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In Slovenia, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (17.3 percent of total weight). Transport accounts for 14.6 percent; Housing and Utilities for 13.2 percent; Recreation and Culture for 10 percent; Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 7.7 percent and Clothing and Footwear for 7.6 percent. Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance; Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco; Restaurants and Hotels; Health; Communication and Education account for the remaining 29.6 percent of total weight. This page provides the latest reported value for – Slovenia Inflation Rate – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Slovenia Inflation Rate – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on March of 2017.