Consumer price indices, Slovenia, September 2018

In September 2018 annual growth of consumer prices at 2.0%, monthly growth at 0.4%

In September 2018 inflation at the annual level stood at 2.0% and at the monthly level at 0.4%. The largest upward impact on the annual inflation came from higher prices of petroleum products.

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In one year prices were on average higher by 2.0%

In September 2018 annual inflation stood at 2.0% (in the same period last year at 1.4%), while the 12-month average price growth was 1.6% (in the same period last year 1.2%).

In one year, goods prices went up on average by 1.8% and service prices by 2.3%. As regards goods, non-durable goods prices went up by 3.3%, while durable goods prices and semi-durable goods prices went down by 1.6% and 0.9%, respectively.

In September 2018 the largest upward impact on the annual inflation (0.9 of a percentage point) came from higher prices of fuels and energy: liquid fuels prices increased by 24.2%, heat energy by 14.9%, solid fuels by 13.3%, diesel by 10.8%, petrol by 7.3% and gas by 6.7%.

The annual inflation was pushed down by 0.1 of a percentage point by lower prices of garments and passenger transport by air. Garments prices decreased by 1.7% and passenger transport by air by 21.4%.

 

At the monthly level, too, prices were on average higher

In September 2018 consumer prices were on average 0.4% higher than a month before.

The monthly growth rate was pushed up by 0.7 of a percentage point by higher prices of clothing and footwear; with the arrival of autumn-winter collections in stores the prices of garments increased by 11.1% and the prices of footwear by 9.5%. 0.1 p.p. each was contributed by higher prices of fresh or chilled vegetables other than potatoes (by 6.9%), fresh or chilled fruit (by 4.2%), heat energy (by 12.0%), furniture and furnishing (by 2.3%) and new motor cars (by 1.5%).

On the other hand, the monthly growth rate was pushed down the most (by 0.6 p.p.) by lower prices of package holidays, which decreased on average by 14.5%. 0.1 p.p. was contributed by lower prices of passenger transport by air (by 25.9%). All other price decreases in September added additional 0.1 p.p.

 

Harmonised indices of consumer prices

Measured with the harmonised index of consumer prices, in September 2018 the annual growth of consumer prices was 2.2% (in September 2017 it was 1.4%). The 12-month average price growth was 1.8% (in the same period last year 1.3%). The monthly price growth was 0.5%.

In September 2018, goods prices increased by 2.0% and service prices by 2.5%. Non-durable goods prices went up by 3.6%, while durable goods prices and semi-durable goods prices went down by 1.6% and 0.9%, respectively.

Measured with the harmonised index of consumer prices, in August 2018 the annual inflation rate in the EMU countries was 2.0% (down from 2.1% in July 2018). In the EU-28 it was 2.1% (in July 2018 it was 2.2%). The lowest annual inflation rate was recorded in Denmark (0.8%), and the highest in Romania (4.7%); in Slovenia it stood at 2.0%.
Annual growth rates of consumer prices, Slovenia
Annual growth rates of consumer prices, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Consumer price indices, Slovenia
IX 18
IX 17
IX 18
VIII 18 
IX 18 
XII 17
I–IX 18
I–IX 17
IX 18–X 17
IX 17–X 16
IX 18
Ø 15 
Total102.0100.4101.6101.7101.6103.63
01 Food and non-alcoholic beverages102.5100.3101.8103.0102.9105.93
02 Alcoholic beverages and tobacco101.1100.2101.1102.1102.3104.51
03 Clothing and footwear99.0110.395.799.099.099.28
04 Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels105.2101.5103.4103.6103.5106.78
05 Furnishing, household equipment and routine household maintenance101.0101.2100.0100.7100.6100.93
06 Health100.9100.0100.9101.3101.1102.30
07 Transport101.6100.0101.1100.8100.999.78
08 Communications101.399.2101.699.899.4103.82
09 Recreation and culture101.294.9104.4100.8100.7103.08
10 Education104.5100.2101.0104.2104.1105.14
11 Restaurants and hotels103.199.4104.2102.6102.4107.55
12 Miscellaneous goods and services101.6100.2101.7101.7101.6104.90
  Goods101.8101.6100.7101.5101.5102.40
  Services102.398.0103.4102.0101.9106.27
Source: SURS
Growth rates of harmonised consumer prices, Slovenia
IX 18
IX 17
IX 18
VIII 18 
IX 18 
XII 17
I–IX 18
I–IX 17
IX 18–X 17
IX 17–X 16
IX 181)
Ø 15 
Total2.20.51.61.91.8103.84
01 Food and non-alcoholic beverages2.40.31.82.92.9105.56
02 Alcoholic beverages and tobacco0.90.20.81.92.2104.33
03 Clothing and footwear-1.710.6-5.4-1.1-1.198.01
04 Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels6.01.73.94.14.0107.65
05 Furnishing, household equipment and routine household maintenance0.91.00.10.0-0.299.61
06 Health1.90.01.62.11.5102.89
07 Transport2.4-0.11.51.61.6101.11
08 Communications1.6-0.81.90.50.0104.33
09 Recreation and culture1.4-3.43.21.31.3103.58
10 Education4.20.31.03.73.6104.93
11 Restaurants and hotels3.3-0.33.92.82.5107.50
12 Miscellaneous goods and services1.20.11.01.21.2104.56
  Goods2.01.60.81.71.6102.23
  Services2.5-1.23.02.42.2106.67
1) Indices.
Source: SURS
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