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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 14-10-09

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  • [01] Greek inflation rate at -0.8 pct in September

  • [01] Greek inflation rate at -0.8 pct in September

    ANA/MPA---Greek inflation rate remained a negative 0.8 pct in September from -1.1 pct in September 2013 and a negative -0.3 pct in August 2014, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.

    The statistics service, in a report, said that despite the negative inflation rate, price increases were recorded in several basic food products, such as fresh vegetables (5.9 pct), fresh lamb (3.5 pct), fresh poultry (1.8 pct) and fresh fruit (1.5 pct). Price increases were also recorded in urban transport prices (5.9 pct), dental services (1.2 pct) and hotel prices (3.0 pct).

    On the other hand, price declines were recorded, among others, in petrol (0.9 pct) and dairy/eggs (0.4 pct).

    On an annual basis, prices increases were recorded in pharmaceuticals (26.7 pct) urban transport (5.9 pct), electricity rates (4.9 pct) hotels (6.6 pct), olive oil (4.5 pct), alcohol (2.1 pct), dairy/eggs (1.8 pct) and tobacco (1.8 pct).

    On the other hand, prices fell in fresh potatoes (29.7 pct), sugar (10.9 pct), fresh fruit (11.5 pct), fresh fish (5.8 pct) and fresh vegetables (1.1 pct). Petrol prices also fell by 1.7 pct.

    Prices in the food/beverage index fell by 1.5 pct in September, along with prices in the clothing/footwear (-2.6 pct), housing (-1.3 pct), durable goods (-1.3 pct), transport (0.4 pct), entertainment (-2.0 pct), education (-3.3 pct) and other goods and services (-2.4 pct).

    Prices in the alcohol/tobacco index (2.1 pct), health (3.8 pct), hotel/coffee/restaurants (0.1 pct).

    The consumer price index rose 2.1 pct in September from August 2014, after a 2.6 pct increase recorded in the corresponding period last year.

    Greece's harmonized inflation rate was -1.1 pct in September, from -1.0 pct in September 2013 and -0.2 pct in August 2014.

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