December core inflation rate at 5.3 pct - central bank

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Poland's core inflation, excluding the prices of food and energy, measured 5.3 percent year on year in December 2021, up from 4.7 percent in November, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) said on Monday.

Core inflation, excluding fixed prices, amounted to 8.5 percent year on year in December, up from 7.5 percent in the previous month.

Core inflation, excluding the most volatile priced items, measured 6.7 percent year on year in December, against the 5.9 percent level a month earlier.

The 15-percent trimmed mean inflation reached 6.4 percent year on year in December, up from 5.5 percent in November.

According to the Central Statistical Office (GUS), prices of consumer goods and services (CPI) increased by 8.6 percent year on year and by 0.9 percent month on month in December.