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Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) has confirmed that the country’s inflation rate for September held steady at 8.2%. This aligns with GUS’s initial estimate, which was released at the end of the previous month. Additionally, there was a marginal 0.4% decline in the cost of goods and services when compared to the previous month. These figures largely met market expectations.
Transport and Health Costs Decrease
In September, the most significant factors contributing to the overall Consumer Price Index were lower prices in the transport sector (down by 2.9%), healthcare (2.6% decrease), food (0.4% drop), and recreation and culture (a 1.5% reduction).
Poland’s inflation rate remains a topic of interest for both policymakers and the general population. While September’s figures suggest some stability, fluctuations in prices, especially in crucial sectors like transport and healthcare, continue to impact the economy.
We wrześniu 2023 r. #ceny towarów i usług konsumpcyjnych wzrosły w porównaniu do września 2022 r. o 8,2% (wskaźnik cen 108,2), a w stosunku do sierpnia 2023 r. obniżyły się o 0,4% (wskaźnik cen 99,6).https://t.co/8kNA70aYeH#GUS #statystyki pic.twitter.com/1WAe8LdZEP— GUS (@GUS_STAT) October 13, 2023
September’s inflation rate in Poland underscores the ongoing challenges in the nation’s economy. Policymakers and economists will closely monitor these figures as they work to address the economic impact of inflation on the country.
In the short term, the decrease in prices for key goods and services may provide some relief for consumers, but the long-term economic implications of inflation are still a matter of concern for the Polish government.