Consumer prices index CPI - February 2023

Prices of goods and services for personal consumption, measured by consumer price index, in February 2023, as compared to January 2023, increased by 0.5% on average. Consumer prices in February 2023, as compared to February 2022, increased by 15.1% on average. This was influenced mostly by increase in prices of: vegetables; meat; garments; fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment; bread and cereals; mineral waters, soft drinks, fruit and vegetable juices; fruit; shoes and other footwear. Consumer prices in period January-February 2023 compared to the same period of previous year, were higher for 15.7% in average.
Observing the main groups by purpose of consumption, in February 2023 as compared to January 2023, monthly increase of prices was noticed in the following groups: Clothing and footwear (1.3%); Food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.8%); Furnishing, household equipment and routine household maintenance (0.8%); Miscellaneous goods and services (0.8%); Alcoholic beverages and tobacco (0.5%); Transport (0.4%); Recreation and culture (0.3%); Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.2%); Communication (0.2%); Health (0.1%), while decrease of prices was recorded in the group Restaurants and hotels (-1.2%).
Prices of other products and services mostly remained unchanged.