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Theme: Prices

Consumer Price Index by COICOP classification and Retail Price Index, April 2017


According to the State Statistical Office data, the Consumer Price Index in April 2017, in comparison with the previous month,
was 100.5, while the Retail Price Index was 100.1.

An increase in the Consumer Price Index in April 2017, in comparison with the previous month, was registered in fresh or chilled
vegetables other than potatoes by 15.8%, fresh or chilled fruit by 11.7%, potatoes by 4.1%, dried fruit and nuts by 1.4%, eggs
by 1.2%, yoghurt by 0.7%, cigarettes by 0.5%, other meat preparations, other preserved or processed fish and seafood-based
preparations, dried vegetables, other preserved or processed vegetables by 0.4%, sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionary
by 0.3% and bread by 0.2%.

In April 2017, there was also an increase of the indices of carpets and other floor coverings by 2.8%, photographic and
cinematographic equipment and optical instruments by 2.0%, insurance by 1.8%, stationery and drawing materials by 1.6%,
footwear by 1.2%, bicycles, gardens, plants and flowers, recreational and cultural services and accommodation services by 0.9%,
games, toys and hobbies by 0.7%, repair of household appliances by 0.6%, equipment for reception, recording and reproduction
of sound and picture by 0.5%, services for the maintenance and repair of the dwelling, other personal effects and financial
services n.e.c by 0.3%, clothing, major household appliances, package holidays, catering services and articles for personal hygiene and wellness by 0.2%.

A decrease in the Consumer Price Index in April 2017, in comparison with the previous month, was registered in other food
products by 1.3%, meat by 1.2%, frozen fruit by 0.8%, alcoholic beverages by 0.5%, fish and seafood by 0.4% and edible offal by

In April, there was also a decrease of the indices of information processing equipment by 7.2%, gas for households by 4.7%, liquid
fuels for households by 4.2%, telephone and telefax equipment by 3.0%, hospital services by 2.5%, liquid fuels and lubricants for
personal transport equipment by 2.2%, household textiles and motor cars by 0.6%, tools and equipment for house and garden,
other medical products and therapeutic appliances and equipment, cultural services and other services n.e.c by 0.4%, other
services for maintenance and repair of the dwelling and passenger transport by air by 0.3%.
The Consumer Price Index in April 2017, in comparison with April 2016, registered an increase by 1.0%, while the Retail Price
Index increased by 2.2%.

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