The annual rate of consumer price growth accelerated to 7.5% in September from 6.2% a month earlier, driven by rising food and beverage prices. Adding 0.9 points, electricity prices rose 26.5%, mainly due to the expiration of the exemption from network charges introduced during the recent energy crisis.
Overall, energy prices remained low, and liquid fuels were almost a fifth cheaper than a year earlier.
Slovenia currently ranks third in the euro area in terms of consumer price growth, after Slovakia and Croatia. In the eurozone as a whole, inflation fell by almost a full percentage point to 4.3%, according to the latest Eurostat data.