Consumer prices rise in February14/03/2013 - 12:25:05
Consumer prices rose by 0.8 percent last month.
According to the latest figures from the CSO, the biggest jump in February was in clothing and footwear, which increased by 7.1% compared to January.
However that recovery is being attributed to the natural increase in prices following the winter sales.
Year on year, prices were 1.1% higher in February this year than in 2012, with the biggest jump in alcoholic beverages and tobacco at 5.4%.
Education costs were also higher in February compared to the same time last year, increasing by 4.7%.
However there were also drops, with clothing and footwear falling 2.2% on the previous February.
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