Inflation up to 1.7% in August

Transport price rise weighs

(ANSA) - Rome, August 31 - Italian inflation rose to 1.7% in August from 1.5% in July, ISTAT said Friday.
    On a monthly basis prices rose 0.5%, the statistics agency said.
    The rise was mostly due to transport prices, up from 1.7% to 2.9%, ISTAT said.
    Prices of the most frequently bought items in Italy's inflation 'trolley' rose by 2.8% in August, the same as July, ISTAT said Friday.
   

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