Consumer price indices May 2021

Prices of goods and services for personal consumption, measured by consumer price index, in May 2021, as compared to April 2021, increased by 0.3% on average. Consumer prices in May 2021, as compared to May 2020, increased by 2.4% on average. This was influenced mostly by increase in prices of: accommodation services; fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment; non-durable household goods; oils and fats; meat; catering services; shoes and other footwear; garments. Consumer prices in period January-May 2021 compared to the same period of previous year, were higher for 0.9% in average.

Observing the main groups by purpose of consumption, in May 2021, as compared to April 2021, monthly increase of prices was noticed in the following groups: Restaurants and hotels (2.8%); Furnishing, household equipment and routine household maintenance (1.6%); Clothing and footwear (0.6%); Food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.3%); Health (0.3%); Transport (0.3%); Recreation and culture (0.3%); Alcoholic beverages and tobacco (0.2%), while decrease of prices was recorded in the following groups: Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-1.0%); Miscellaneous goods and services (-0.1%).

Prices of other products and services mostly remained unchanged.