PRAGUE, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Czech January consumer prices were in line with central bank forecasts, with only small deviations in structure, the bank said on Monday.
Consumer prices rose by 0.1 percent year-on-year in January, above analysts’ forecast of a mild drop.
The bank said food prices dropped more than expected, while regulated prices showed growth despite expectations of a decline.
The bank said anti-inflationary effects of import prices would wane only in early 2016. The domestic economy and slowly accelerating wage growth will have pro-inflationary effects over the next 12-18 months, it said. (Reporting by Jan Lopatka)