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Annual inflation 3.5% in February

Wednesday, March 5
Annual inflation was 3.5% in February, up from 2.9% in January, according to to Geostat. On a monthly basis, inflation stood at 0.2% in February.

Prices on food and non-alcoholic beverages rose 5.7% year-on-year and housing prices saw a 9.3% increase on annual basis. Prices for alcoholic beverages and cigarettes rose 7.7% y/y and for healthcare services, hotels and restaurants, it increased 3.9% and 5%, respectively. Prices in the transport group and communication services were down by 0.9% in each, according to Geostat. (Civil.Ge)