Consumer prices in Croatia decrease

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European Union annual inflation in September 2015 was negative and Croatia was among the member states which recorded a bigger than average fall in consumer prices, Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU, said on Friday.

EU annual inflation in September 2015 was down 0.1% on the year, according to the harmonised index of consumer prices, for the first time in five months during which consumer prices increased or stagnated. In August 2015, consumer prices in the EU28 increased 0.1% on the year.

In September 2015, negative annual rates were observed in 17 member states. The lowest annual rates
were registered in Cyprus (-1.9%), Romania (-1.5%) and Spain (-1.1%).

In Croatia, consumer prices fell 0.5% on the year, after a 0.1% decrease in August 2015.

The highest annual rates were recorded in Malta (1.6%), Belgium, Portugal and Sweden (all 0.9%).

(Hina)

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