Wednesday May 16 2018
Croatia Inflation Rate at 1.30 percent
Inflation rate in Croatia increased to 1.3% in April of 2018 from 1.1% in the previous month. It was the highest inflation since November of 2017, as prices advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.3% from 1.2% in March); housing & utilities (2.9% from 2.8%) and recreation & culture (0.9% from 0.5%). On the other hand, prices slowed for miscellaneous goods & services (0.4% from 0.6%) and restaurant & hotels (0.9% from 3.6%). Meanwhile, prices rebounded for transport (1.4% from -0.2%) and inflation was steady for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (2.5%, the same as in March); health (1.4%, the same as in March) and education (0.4%, the same as in March). Also, prices continued to decline for clothing & footwear (-0.8% from -0.3%) and furniture & household equipment (-0.1% from -0.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.7%, following a 0.6% gain in March.