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Monday, 22.09.2014, 09:13
Statistics Lithuania predicts that monthly inflation calculated based on the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) will stand at 0.4% in September 2014, compared to August, cites LETA/ELTA.
Annual inflation in Latvia was 0.8% in August 2014 – the fourth highest across the European Union, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical office Eurostat, cites LETA.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in August 2014 average annual inflation calculated based on the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP), which is methodologically harmonised with those of other EU Member States, stood at 0.4%.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in August 2014, compared to July, prices for consumer goods and services decreased by 0.1%. In August 2014, annual (August 2014, against August 2013) inflation stood at 0.2%.
According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau, compared to August 2013, the average consumer price level in August 2014 (1), rose by 0.8%. Prices of goods decreased by 0.1%, while prices of services grew by 3.2%.
Estonia's central bank Eesti Pank said in its comments to the fresh August inflation data that in the near future, the impact of the Russian ban on imports of food is likely to be reflected in consumer prices, cites LETA.
According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in August 2014 was –0.3% compared to July 2014 and –0.7% compared to August of the previous year.