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Hitt og þetta 11. apríl 2006

Norwegian HICP up in February 2006

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Norwegian HICP up in February 2006
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Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Monday (10 April) that the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) had increased by 0.2% from February to March 2006.

The price rise can mainly be explained by an increase in clothing prices, the agency said.

The year-to-year growth in March 2006 was 2.4%, down from 2.7% in February 2006.

The year-to-year growth in the HICP for the European Economic Area (EEA) was 2.2% in February 2006.

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