By Stelios Orphanides
The harmonised consumer price index rose an annual 0.2 per cent in November mainly on higher prices for energy and services, the statistical service said.
Energy prices rose 3.7 per cent last month compared to November last year, while those for services rose 0.9 per cent, Cystat said. The increase was partially offset by a 0.9 per cent drop in the prices of food, alcoholic beverages and tobacco, and non-energy industrial products.
In January to November, the harmonised inflation rate was 0.8 per cent, Cystat said.