Consumer prices index CPI

Prices of goods and services for personal consumption, measured by consumer price index, in January 2022, as compared to December 2021, increased by 1.3% on average. Consumer prices in January 2022, as compared to January 2021, increased by 5.7% on average. This was influenced mostly by increase in prices of: bread and cereals; milk, cheese and eggs; vegetables; fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment; meat; solid fuels; fruit; oils and fats. Consumer prices in 2021 compared to the previous year, were higher for 2.4% in average.

Observing the main groups by purpose of consumption, in January 2022, as compared to December 2021, monthly increase of prices was noticed in the following groups: Food and non-alcoholic beverages (4.2%); Alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.8%); Transport (1.2%); Miscellaneous goods and services (0.3%); Furnishing, household equipment and routine household maintenance (0.2%); Health (0.1%), while decrease of prices was recorded in the following groups: Clothing and footwear (-4.4%); Recreation and culture (-0.9%); Restaurants and hotels (-0.4%).

Prices of other products and services mostly remained unchanged.