August's core inflation rate down to 4.0 pct - central bank

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Poland's core inflation, excluding the prices of food and energy, measured 4.0 percent year on year in August 2020, against 4.3 percent in July, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) said on Wednesday.

Core inflation, excluding fixed prices, amounted to 2.0 percent year on year, down from 2.1 percent in the previous month.

Core inflation, excluding the most volatile priced items, measured 3.4 percent year on year, and remained unchanged month on month.

The 15-percent trimmed mean inflation measured 3.2 percent year on year in August, down from 3.3 percent a month earlier.

According to the Central Statistical Office (GUS), prices of consumer goods and services increased by 2.9 percent year on year in August 2020 and fell by 0.1 percent month on month.