Consumer prices rise 0.2% in September

Irish consumer prices were 0.2 per cent higher in September compared with September 2012, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.

10th October, 2013
Increases in alcoholic beverages and tobacco, up 4.8 per cent, helped to push up consumer prices over the last year.

Irish consumer prices were 0.2 per cent higher in September compared with September 2012, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.

The most notable changes in the year were increases in alcoholic beverages and tobacco, up 4.8 per cent, education, up 4.8 per cent, communications, down 4.5 per cent, and clothing and footwear, down 4.1 per cent.

Prices in September, as measured by the CPI, decreased by 0.1 per cent in the month compared to August. A decrease...

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