Consumer price indices

Prices of goods and services for personal consumption, measured by consumer price index, in February 2022, as compared to January 2022, increased by 1.5% on average. Consumer prices in February 2022, as compared to February 2021, increased by 6.7% on average. This was influenced mostly by increase in prices of: fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment; vegetables; milk, cheese and eggs; meat; fruit; bread and cereals; solid fuels; other appliances, articles and products for personal care. Consumer prices in period January-February 2022 compared to the same period of previous year, were higher for 6.2% in average.

Observing the main groups by purpose of consumption, in February 2022, as compared to January 2022, monthly increase of prices was noticed in the following groups: Transport (3.5%); Food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.3%); Miscellaneous goods and services (1.4%); Furnishing, household equipment and routine household maintenance (0.8%); Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.7%); Alcoholic beverages and tobacco (0.6%); Clothing and footwear (0.3%); Health (0.1%), while decrease of prices was recorded in the following groups: Restaurants and hotels (-0.5%); Recreation and culture (-0.2%); Communication (-0.1%).

Prices of other products and services mostly remained unchanged.