Consumer price indices March 2019

Prices of goods and services for personal consumption, measured by consumer price index, in March 2019, as compared to February 2019, increased by 0.6% on average. Consumer prices in March 2019, as compared to March 2018, increased by 0.8%. This was influenced mostly by increase in prices of: vegetables; fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment; fruit; meat; garments; milk, cheese and eggs. Consumer prices in period January-March 2019 compared to the same period of previous year, were higher for 0.5% in average.
Observing by main groups by purpose of consumption, in March 2019, as compared to February 2019, monthly increase of prices was noticed in the following groups: Transport (1.8%); Food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.2%); Restaurants and hotels (0.4%); Miscellaneous goods and services (0.4%); Clothing and footwear (0.3%); Health (0.2%); Recreation and culture (0.2%), while decrease of prices was recorded in the following groups: Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-0.2%); Communication (-0.2%).

Prices of other products and services mostly remained unchanged.