Latvian Inflation Slowed to 4.4% in October on Health Care

Latvian consumer-price growth slowed in October as health care, communication and education costs fell.

The inflation rate declined to 4.4 percent from 4.6 percent the previous month, the statistics office based in the capital, Riga, said today on its website. The median estimate of four economists in a Bloomberg survey was 4.5 percent. Consumer prices grew 0.2 percent from September.

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