August core inflation rate hits 9.9 pct - central bank

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Poland's core inflation, which excludes the prices of food and energy, measured 9.9 percent year on year in August 2022, up from 9.3 percent in July, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) said on Friday.

Inflation excluding fixed prices amounted to 16.7 percent year on year in August, up from 15.9 percent in the previous month.

Inflation excluding the most volatile items measured 12.6 percent year on year in August, against a 11.7 percent level a month earlier.

The 15-percent trimmed mean inflation reached 12.3 percent year on year in August, up from 11.4 percent in July.

According to the Central Statistical Office (GUS), prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 16.1 percent year on year and by 0.8 percent month on month in August 2022.