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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Romania’s annual inflation rate stays at 5.4% in June

The annual inflation rate, which measures the evolution of consumer prices in the last year, went slightly down to 5.4% in June, from 5.41% the month before, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INS).

This year, the inflation rate increased from 4.32% in January to 5.2% in April and 5.41% in May. The rate in May was the highest since February 2013.

Food prices increased by an average of 3.86% year-on-year in June 2018, the prices of non-food products went up by 7.82%, while the services got 2.58% more expensive, INS data shows.

Compared to December 2017, the highest price increases were registered in June for other vegetables and canned vegetables – 15.99%, fresh fruits – 14.33%, potatoes – 11.56%, natural gas – 10.43% and air transport – 10.22%.

Romania’s National Bank (BNR) has increased its annual inflation forecast for the end of this year, from 3.5% per year to 3.6%.

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Romania’s annual inflation rate stays at 5.4% in June

The annual inflation rate, which measures the evolution of consumer prices in the last year, went slightly down to 5.4% in June, from 5.41% the month before, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INS).

This year, the inflation rate increased from 4.32% in January to 5.2% in April and 5.41% in May. The rate in May was the highest since February 2013.

Food prices increased by an average of 3.86% year-on-year in June 2018, the prices of non-food products went up by 7.82%, while the services got 2.58% more expensive, INS data shows.

Compared to December 2017, the highest price increases were registered in June for other vegetables and canned vegetables – 15.99%, fresh fruits – 14.33%, potatoes – 11.56%, natural gas – 10.43% and air transport – 10.22%.

Romania’s National Bank (BNR) has increased its annual inflation forecast for the end of this year, from 3.5% per year to 3.6%.

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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