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Development of consumer prices in September 2021
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Development of consumer prices in September 2021

Last update: 14.10.2021
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Macroeconomic statistics
Domain: Consumer prices and prices of production statistics
Publish Date: 14.10.2021

In September, compared with August, consumer prices increased by 0,8 % in total and compared with September 2020 they rose by 4,6 %.

Development of consumer prices in September compared with August

Prices increased in the division of restaurants and hotels due to a significant price rise in catering, especially in canteens. Higher prices were also in education, clothing and footwear, imputed rent of owner-occupiers and fuels. Compared to last August, prices of catering services were higher, especially in canteens, education, maintenance and repair of dwellings, fuels, food and non-alcoholic beverages, recreation and culture.



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Month-on-month, prices increased in the division of hotels and restaurants by 8,5 %; education by 3,5 %; clothing and footwear by 0,9 %; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels by 0,5 %; furniture, furnishings and routine household maintenance by 0,3 %; food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages and tobacco by 0,2 %. Prices in health care dropped by 0,4 %; in transport by 0,2 %; for miscellaneous goods and services by 0,1 %. Prices remained unchanged for communications and for recreation and culture.

The increase in food prices by 0,1 % was influenced by higher prices of vegetables (including potatoes) by 1,6 %, fruit by 1,1 %, meat, food products n.e.c equally by 0,4%; prices of sugar, jam, honey, syrups, chocolate and confectionery fell by 1,7 %; oils and fats by 1,5 %; bread and cereals by 0,1 %; prices of fish; milk, cheese and eggs have not changed. Prices of non-alcoholic beverages increased by 1 % (mineral waters, soft drinks and juices by 1,1 %, coffee, tea and cocoa by 1 %).

Higher prices in the division of alcoholic beverages and tobacco were caused by higher prices of alcoholic beverages by 0,4 % (prices of beer rose by 1,7 %, prices of spirits decreased by 0,5 %, of wines by 0,2 %).

Higher prices in the division of clothing and footwear were influenced by an increase in footwear prices by 1,2 %; clothing by 0,7 %.

A price rise in the division of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels was caused by higher prices of solid fuels by 1,2 %; refuse collection; other services related to dwellings equally by 1,1 %; materials for maintenance and repair of dwellings by 1 %; imputed rent of owner-occupiers by 0,9 %; services for maintenance and repair of the dwelling by 0,7 %; water supply; thermal energy equally by 0,1 %.

Price increase in the division of furniture, household equipment and routine household maintenance was influenced by higher prices in furniture, furnishings, carpets and other floor coverings; glass products, tableware and household utensils equally by 0,6 %; household appliances by 0,3 %; tools and equipment for the house and garden by 0,2 %. Prices of household textiles decreased by 0,3 %. Prices of goods and services for routine household maintenance have not changed.

Lower prices in the division of health care were influenced by a decrease in prices of pharmaceutical products by 0,8 %. Prices of services of middle medical staff services - spa treatment rose by 1,4 %, other health products, services of dentists equally by 0,8 %, hospital services by 0,4 %, therapeutic appliances and equipment by 0,2 %.

A price decrease in transport was due to a lower prices of transport services by 3,7 %. Prices of operation of personal transport equipment rose by 0,6 % (fuels and lubricants for personal transport by 0,7 %, other services related to personal transport equipment by 0,5 %, maintenance and repairs by 0,3 %, spare parts and accessories by 0,2 %); purchase of transport equipment by 0,6 % (bikes by 0,7 %, motor vehicles by 0,6 %).

In communications, prices of telephone equipment decreased by 0,5 %.

In recreation and culture, prices of other recreational items and equipment, gardens and pets rose by 1 %; recreational services and culture by 0,6 %; newspapers, books and stationery by 0,1 %. Prices of package holidays decreased by 4,3 %.

The increase in prices in the field of education was caused by higher prices of pre-primary and primary education by 8,7 % (fee for children's school club- child care by 9,1 %, fee in kindergarten by 8,5 %); secondary education by 3,8 %; education non-definable by level by 3,4 % (fee for language course by 4,3 %, fee for basic art school by 4,2 %, fee in language school by 0,7 %).

A price rise in restaurants and hotels was caused by higher prices of catering services by 9,1 % (in canteens by 30,9 %, in restaurants and in cafés by 1 %). The prices of accommodation services did not change.

A price drop in the division of miscellaneous goods and services was caused by a drop in prices of personal care by 0,2 %; prices of personal effects n.e.c.; social protection rose equally by 0,7 % ( (fee in private day nursery; reimbursement in social services facilities equally by 1 %, prices of reimbursement for care provision decreased equally by 0,2 %, reimbursement in day care by 0,1 %) .

In September compared to August, the consumer price index increased in households of employees and in low-income households equally by 0,9 %, in households of pensioners by 0,5 %.

Price development in September 2021 compared to September 2020

In a year-on-year comparison, prices in the division of restaurants and hotels rose by 11,8 %; transport by 11,6 %; alcoholic beverages and tobacco by 7,8 %; communications by 6,6 %; education by 5,4 %; recreation and culture by 4,3 %; food and non-alcoholic beverages by 4,2 %; furniture, furnishings and routine household maintenance by 3,2 %; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels by 2,6 %; miscellaneous goods and services by 2,1 %; health care by 1,1 %; clothing and footwear by 1 %.

The increase in prices in the division of restaurants and hotels was affected by a significant price rise of catering services by 12,6 %, in canteens by 32,8 % due to an increase in prices for school meals, in restaurants, in cafés by 4,9 %.

In transport, prices of fuels and lubricants of personal transport equipment were higher by 24,5 %, road passenger transport by 5,5 %, other services related to means of personal transport equipment by 4,1 %, purchase of bikes by 6,8 %, purchase of motor vehicles by 3,8 %, spare parts and accessories 2,8 %, maintenance and repairs by 2,5 %.

In alcoholic beverages and tobacco, prices of alcoholic beverages increased by 0,4 % (prices of spirits increased by 2,8 %, prices of beer and wine decreased by 1 %); for the communications, prices of telephone equipment decreased by 0,6 %. In education,  prices of pre-primary and primary education increased by 13,3 %, education non-definable by level by 4,3 %, secondary education by 4,2 %.

In the division of recreation and culture, prices of newspapers, books and stationery were higher by 6,7 %, audio-visual and photographic equipment by 4,2 %, recreational services and culture by 3,5 %, package holidays by 3,4 % , other recreational items and equipment for garden and pets by 2,6 %.

In the division of food, prices of vegetables increased by 15,5 %, oils and fats by 7,8 %, fruit by 7,2 %, food products n.e.c. by 4,6 %, bread and cereals by 4 %, fish by 3,8 % %, meat by 2,3 %, milk, cheese and eggs by 2,8 %. Prices of mineral waters, soft drinks and juices increased by 4,7 %, coffee, tea and cocoa by 1,5 %.

In the division of furniture, household equipment and routine household maintenance, prices of furniture, furnishings, carpets and other floor coverings increased by 7,1 %, tools and equipment for house and garden by 2,9 %, household appliances by 2,5 % , household textiles by 2,2 %, glassware, tableware and household utensils by 1,5 %, goods and services for routine household maintenance by 0,6 %.

In the division of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, prices of imputed rentals of owner-occupiers increased by 9,4 %, maintenance and repair of dwellings by 7,8 %, refuse collection by 6,1 %, solid fuels by 3,5 %, sewerage by 3,2 %, other services related to dwellings by 3,1 %.

In the division of miscellaneous goods and services, prices of personal effects not elsewhere classified increased by 3,7 %, personal care by 2,6 %, social protection by 2,5 %, insurance by 1,8 %.

In health care, prices of services of middle medical staff services increased - spa treatment by 5,9 %, other medical products by 5,5 %, dental services by 3,9 %, therapeutic appliances and equipment by 3,5 %, pharmaceutical products by 0,3 %, medical services by 1,6 %.

In the division of clothing and footwear, prices of clothing were higher by 1,1 %.

On average over the first nine months of 2021, compared with the corresponding period in 2020, consumer prices increased by 2,4 % in total.

In September 2021, the consumer price index increased year-on-year by 4,7 % for households of employees, for households of pensioners, and for low-income households equally by 4,4 %.

On average in the first nine months of 2021 compared to the corresponding period of 2020, the consumer price index increased for households of employees by 2,4 %, for low-income households by 2,2 % and for households of pensioners by 2,1 %.


Outputs of the INFLATION product line:

FIRST RELEASE - Development of consumer price indices (national inflation / CPI) always around the 13th to 15th day of the following month after the end of the reference period.
Current: Development of consumer price indices in September 2021 (reference period September 2021) today 14 October in the form of tables in DATAcube databases. and STATdat. and a text of the INFORMATIVE REPORT stored in the CATALOGUE OF INFORMATIVE REPORTS.

FIRST RELEASE - Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICP) for the EU, usually a few days after national CPI inflation. The HICP has a uniform methodology in the EU to ensure the comparability of consumer price indices of individual countries. baskets for the CPI and the HICP differ in part; the HICP, unlike the CPI, does not include the components "Imputed rents"; and selected items related to major household repairs and maintenance, resulting in some differences in the CPI and HICP weights.
Current: The information report HARMONISED INDICES OF CONSUMER PRICES IN SEPTEMBER 2021 will be published on 20 October 2021 and stored in the CATALOGUE OF INFORMATION REPORTS. On the same day, the press report of Eurostat INFLATION IN THE EUROZONE is displayed at https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/main/home

ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION - "CONSUMER PRICE INDICES IN THE SR", which also contains more detailed data on the topic, other indices and more detailed structures of price in-creases as well as consumer price (cost of living) indices for selected social groups - for employees' households; pensioners; for low-income households.
Current: Publication of CONSUMER PRICE INDICES IN THE SR No. 9 2021 will be published on 29 October 2021 in the CATALOGUE OF PUBLICATIONS

Responsible person: Director of the Price Statistics Department Ing. ŠtefanAdamec

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