Consumer price index (CPI) July 2017

Monthly inflation measured by Consumer price index was 0.2% in July 2017, while the annual inflation was 2.4%. This was influenced mostly by increase in prices of: accommodation services; restaurants, cafes and the like; non-durable households goods; other appliances, articles and producst for personal care; fruit; maintenance and repair of personal transport equipment, etc. Growth rate of consumer prices in period January-July 2017 compared with the same period of previous year was 2.3%.  
Observing the main groups monthly growth of prices was noticed in the following groups: Restaurants and hotels (5.8%); Furnishing, household equipment and routine household maintenance (0.9%); Miscellaneous goods and service (0.7%); Transport (0.4%); Alcoholic beverages and tobacco (0.2%); Health (0.1%), while a drop of prices was recorded in the following groups: Clothing and footwear (-0.8%); Food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.1%).
Prices of other products and services mostly remained unchanged. 

Positive annual inflation rates in July 2017 were observed in the following groups: Restaurants and hotels (7.2%); Transport (4.6%); Alcoholic beverages and tobacco (4.1%); Clothing and footwear (3.4%); Health (2.8%); Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (2.4%); Miscellaneous goods and service (2.4%); Food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.9%); Communication (0.1%), while negative annual inflation rate was observed in group Recreation and culture (-0.6%).