Consumer prices index - CPI

Prices of goods and services for personal consumption, measured by consumer price index, in March 2024, as compared to February 2024, increased by 0.5% on average. Consumer prices in March 2024, as compared to March 2023, increased by 5.5% on average. This was influenced mostly by increase in prices of: telephone and telefax services; garments; fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment; meat; vegetables; maintenance and repair of personal transport equipment; cultural services; non-durable household goods. Consumer prices in period January-March 2024 compared to the same period of previous year, were higher for 4.7% in average.
Observing the main groups by purpose of consumption, in March 2024 as compared to February 2024, monthly increase of prices was noticed in the following groups: Communication (4.4%); Recreation and culture (1.1%); Clothing and footwear (1.0%); Transport (1.0%); Furnishing, household equipment and routine household maintenance (0.5%); Miscellaneous goods and services (0.5%); Food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.2%); Alcoholic beverages and tobacco (0.2%); Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.1%), while decrease of prices was recorded in the following groups: Restaurants and hotels (-0.6%).
Prices of other products and services mostly remained unchanged.