December's core inflation rate up to 3.1 pct - central bank

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Poland's core inflation, excluding the prices of food and energy, measured 3.1 percent year on year in December 2019, against 2.6 percent in November, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) announced on Thursday.

Core inflation, excluding fixed prices, amounted to 3.6 percent year on year, up from 2.8 percent in the previous month.

Core inflation, excluding the most volatile priced items, measured 2.8 percent year on year, up from 2.6 percent in November.

The 15-percent trimmed mean inflation measured 2.5 percent year on year in December, up from 2.1 percent a month earlier.

According to the Central Statistical Office (GUS), prices of consumer goods and services in December grew by 3.4 percent year on year and by 0.8 percent month on month.