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Serbian financial, corporate sectors expect stable inflation - c-bank

Author Radomir Ralev
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BELGRADE (Serbia), January 21 (SeeNews) - Serbia's financial and corporate sectors expect inflation to stand within the 1.5%-4.5% target band in the short and medium term, the country's central bank, NBS, said.

One-year-ahead inflation expectations of the finance sector stood at 2.0% and of the corporate sector amounted to 1.9%, NBS said in its monthly inflation expectations survey for December.

In December, one-year ahead inflation expectations of households came in at 5.0%, while the short-term forecast of trade unions was 2.3%.

Looking two years ahead, the finance sector expects 2.3% inflation, while the corporate sector envisages 2.0%, NBS said.

Earlier this month, Serbia's central bank decided to keep its key repo rate unchanged at 2.25%.

Serbia's average consumer prices rose by 1.9% year-on-year in December, after growing by 1.5% in November, official statistics show.