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Theme: Prices

Consumer Price Index by COICOP and Retail Price Index, January 2019


According to the State Statistical Office data, the Consumer Price Index in January 2019, in comparison with the previous month, was 99.9, while the Retail Price Index was 99.5.

A decrease in the Consumer Price Index in January 2019, in comparison with the previous month, was registered in non-alcoholic beverages by 1.4%, fats and oils by 0.7%, food products n.e.c by 0.5% and milk by 0.2%.

In January, there was also a decrease of the indices of bicycles by 7.2%, liquid fuels by 6.2%, gas for household by 5.5%, footwear, liquid fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment, accommodation services by 4.4%, passenger transport by air by 4.1%, books by 3.0%, recording media by 2.6%, telephone and telefax equipment by 2.5%, maintenance and repair of personal transport equipment by 2.0%, information processing equipment by 1.9%, paramedical services by 1.4%, other medical products by 1.2%, restaurants and hotels by 0.8%, passenger transport by road by 0.7%, dental services by 0.4%, services for the maintenance and repair of the dwelling and other personal effects by 0.3%.

An increase in the Consumer Price Index in January 2019, in comparison with the previous month, was registered in fresh or chilled vegetables other then potatoes and other tubers by 7.0%, fresh or chilled fruit by 0.9%, bread and cereals by 0.4% and meat by 0.2%.

In January 2019, there was also an increase of the indices of hospital services by 8.5%, photographic and cinematographic equipment and optical instruments by 2.9%, domestic services and household services by 2.1%, motor cars by 1.7%, repair of audio-visual, photographic and information processing equipment by 1.4%, games, toys and hobbies by 1.0%, major electric household appliances and small electric household appliances by 0.7%, carpets and other floor coverings, passenger transport by train by 0.6%, recreational and sporting services, cultural services by 0.5%, clothing materials, water supply, equipment for the reception, recording and reproduction of sound and picture by 0.4%, materials for the maintenance and repair of the dwelling, furniture and furnishings, package holidays by 0.3%, therapeutic appliances and equipment, gardens, plants and flowers by 0.2%.

The Consumer Price Index in January 2019 in comparison with January 2018 increased by 1.2%, while the Retail Price Index increased by 0.7%.

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