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Food, Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco more Expensive in April

 

Prices of products and services used for personal consumption in Bosnia and Herzegovina, measured by the consumer price index, in April compared to the previous month this year, decreased by an average of 1.6 percent.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages were on average 0.7 percent more expensive, alcoholic beverages and tobacco 0.1 percent more expensive, health 0.2 percent more expensive, restaurants and hotels 0.1 percent more expensive, and other goods and services 0.4 percent more expensive, according to the data from the Bosnian Agency for Statistics.

Compared to March, in April, clothing and footwear fell in price by 0.3 percent on average, housing and overhead expenses by 4.7 percent, furniture and household appliances by 0.2 percent, and transportation by 8.8 percent.

On an annual basis, in April this year compared to April last year, an average decline in price levels of 1.2 percent was recorded.

The Agency for Statistics of BiH states that due to the measures introduced to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the collection of data needed to calculate this index was difficult due to the temporary closure of a large number of outlets.

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