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Theme: Prices

Consumer Price Index and Retail Price Index, March 2023


According to the State Statistical Office data, the Consumer Price Index and Retail Price Index in March 2023, in comparison with the previous month were 99.9.

A decrease in the Consumer Price index in March 2023, in comparison with the previous month, was registered in bread and cereals by 4.7%, milk by 4.6%, oils and fats by 2.4%, cheese and curd by 2.2%, fresh or chilled fruit by 1.2%, fish and seafood by 0.8% and eggs by


In March 2023, there was also a decrease of the indices of passenger transport by air by 6.2%, games, toys and hobbies by 5.1%, liquid fuels for household by 2.5%, information processing equipment by 1.2%, fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment by 1.1%, footwear by 1.0%, equipment for the reception, recording and reproduction of sound and picture by 0.7%, major electric household appliances by 0.6%, motor cars by 0.4%, carpets and other floor coverings, household textiles by 0.2%.

An increase in the Consumer Price Index in March 2023, in comparison with the previous month, was registered in fresh or chilled vegetables other than potatoes and other tubers by 8.8%, mineral waters, soft drinks, fruit and vegetable juices by 2.1%, coffee, tea and cocoa, wine by 0.8%, spirits by 0.7%, meat, food products n.e.c, beer by 0.6%.

In March, there was also an increase in the indices of gardens, plants and flowers by 6.8%, dental services by 4.3%, domestic services and household services by 4.1%, solid fuels for household by 3.8%, materials for the maintenance and repair of the dwelling by 3.6%, photographic and cinematographic equipment and optical instruments by 2.8%, bicycles, electric appliances for personal care by 2.5%, package holidays by 2.2%, spare parts and accessories for personal transport equipment, accommodation services by 1.9%, therapeutic appliances and equipment by 1.8%, clothing materials by 1.6%, sewage collection, other personal effects by 1.5%, major tools and equipment, pets and related products by 1.4%, non-durable household goods by 1.2%, other articles of clothing and clothing accessories by 1.1%, repair of furniture, furnishings and floor coverings, stationery and drawing materials by 1.0%, furniture and furnishings, glassware, tableware and household utensils by 0.9%, other appliances, articles and products for personal care by 0.8%, small electric household appliances by 0.7%, restaurants, caffes and the like by 0.6%, garments, equipment for sport, camping and open-air recreation by 0.5%, services for the maintenance and repair of the dwelling, repair of household appliances, pharmaceutical products, paramedical services by 0.4%, water supply, other medical products, medical services, jewellery, clocks and watches by 0.3%, small tools and miscellaneous accessories, hairdressing salons and personal grooming establishments by 0.2%.

The Consumer Price Index in March 2023, in comparison with March 2022, increased by 14.7%, while Retail Price Index increased by 10.7%.

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