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Cyprus’s EU measure of consumer prices increased in September, data from the statistical office showed on Wednesday.

The harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, grew 3.6 percent year-on-year in September, following a 3.3 percent increase in August.

Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels grew 15.2 percent annually in September and those of transport rose by 12.4 percent.

Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, and recreation and culture increased by 1.4 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively.

On a month-on-month basis, the HICP fell 0.5 percent in September.

For the January to September period, the HICP increased 1.5 percent compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.


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