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Theme: Prices

Consumer Price Index and Retail Price Index, February 2020


According to the State Statistical Office data, the Consumer Price Index in February 2020 in comparison with the previous month was 100.1, while the Retail Price Index was 99.7.

An increase in the Consumer Price Index in February 2020, in comparison with the previous month, was registered in fresh or chilled fruit by 2.6%, fresh or chilled vegetables other than potatoes and other tubers by 2.1%, oils and fats by 1.6%, meat, milk and beer by 0.8%, fish and seafood by 0.7%, mineral waters, soft drinks, fruit and vegetable juices by 0.6%, non-alcoholic beverages, spirits by 0.5%, yoghurt, cheese and curd, eggs by 0.3% and wine by 0.2%.

In February 2020, there was also an increase of the indices of information processing equipment by 3.2%, motor cars by 3.1%, water supply by 1.9%, gardens, plants and flowers by 1.7%, sewage collection by 1.4%, gas for households by 1.3%, passenger transport by road by 0.9%, catering services by 0.6%, pets and related products by 0.5%, furniture and furnishings, major household appliances, other services in respect of personal transport equipment by 0.3%.

A decrease in the Consumer Price Index in February 2020, in comparison with the previous month, was registered in frozen fruit by 0.4%, food products n.e.c. by 0.3%, other bakery products by 0.2%.

In February, there was also a decrease of the indices of passenger transport by air by 11.3%, photographic and cinematographic equipment and optical instruments by 10.7%, liquid fuels for household by 7.7%, fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment by 3.1%, accommodation services by 2.6%, telephone and telefax equipment by 1.4%, footwear by 1.0%, games, toys and hobbies, package holidays by 0.9%, solid fuels by 0.8%, glassware, tableware and household utensils, equipment for the reception, recording and reproduction of sound and picture by 0.4%, recording media by 0.3%, small electric household appliances, therapeutic appliances and equipment, jewellery, clocks and watches by 0.2%.

The Consumer Price Index in February 2020 in comparison February 2019 increased by 0.7%, while Retail Price Index increased by 0.5%.

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