September 10th, 2019
Hungary's annualised consumer price index stood at 3.1 percent in August, down from 3.3 percent in the previous month, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Tuesday. Headline inflation was lifted by an 8.8 percent increase in the price of spirits and tobacco and a 5.6 percent rise in food prices. Clothing prices rose by 1.8 percent, consumer durable prices fell by 1.4 percent and household energy prices increased by 1.0 percent. Prices in the category of goods which includes vehicle fuel edged up 0.1 percent. Service prices climbed 2.8 percent. KSH noted that the price of tobacco products jumped 12.8 percent during the period, while the price of vehicle fuel dropped by 2.6 percent. The CPI harmonised for better comparison with other European Union member states was 3.2 percent in August.