Correction – Consumer price indices, Slovenia, December 2019
Correction – the data Consumer price indices, Slovenia, December 2019 are published again
Due to some mistakes in statistical data on Consumer price indices, Slovenia, December 2019, published with the First Release on 30 December 2019 are published again. We apologize for the inconvenience.
In 2019 annual inflation at 1.8%
In 2019 annual inflation stood at 1.8% and average annual inflation at 1.6% (in 2018 they were 1.4% and 1.7%, respectively).
In one year, service prices went up on average by 2.9% and goods prices by 1.3%. Non-durable goods prices and semi-durable goods prices went up by 2.2% and 0.4%, respectively, while durable goods prices went down by 1.8%.
In 2019 the greatest impact on the annual inflation (0.5 of a percentage point) came from higher prices of food (by 3.5%). Additional 0.4 p.p. was added by 4.4% higher prices of miscellaneous goods and services. Additional 0.2 p.p. each was added by higher prices of water supply and miscellaneous services relating to dwelling (by 6.7%) and by higher prices of catering services (by 3.8%).
In 2019 there were no significant price decreases that would markingly affect the annual inflation; it was lowered the most (by 0.1 of a percentage point) by 2.3% lower prices of motor cars.
In December 2019 prices at the monthly level 0.2% lower
The monthly inflation rate was lowered (by 0.1 of a percentage point) by lower prices of package international holidays (by 4.1%), by lower prices of clothing and footwear (by 1.3% and 2.9%, respectively) and by cheaper purchase of vehicles (by 1.0%).
On the other hand, the monthly growth rate was pushed up by 0.1 of a percentage point by higher prices of package domestic holidays (by 3.6%) and by higher prices of services in the group electricity, gas and other fuels (by 0.6%).
Harmonised indices of consumer prices
Measured with the harmonised index of consumer prices, in December 2019 the annual growth of consumer prices was 2.0% (in December 2018 it was 1.4%). The 12-month average price growth was 1.7% (in the same period last year: 1.9%). The monthly price growth was –0.1%.
In 2019, service prices increased by 3.1% and goods prices by 1.3%. Non-durable goods prices and semi-durable goods prices went up by 2.2% and 0.2%, respectively, while durable goods prices went down by 1.7%.
Measured with the harmonised index of consumer prices, in November 2019 the annual inflation rate in the EMU countries was 1.0% (up from 0.7% in October 2019). In the EU-28 Member States it was 1.3% (up from 1.1% in October 2019). The lowest annual inflation rate was recorded in Italy and Portugal (0.2% in each) and the highest in Romania (3.8%); in Slovenia it stood at 1.4%.
Consumer price indices, Slovenia
Growth rates of harmonised consumer prices, Slovenia