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Development of consumer prices in January 2020

Development of consumer prices in January 2020

Last update: 14.02.2020
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Macroeconomic statistics
Domain: Consumer prices and prices of production statistics
Publish Date: 14.02.2020

In January 2020 compared with December 2019, consumer prices increased by 1,2 % in total.  Prices increased in the divisions of food and non-alcoholic beverages by 2,2 %; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels by 1,7 %; transport by 1,6 %; recreation and culture by 1 %; health; miscellaneous goods and services equally by 0,8 %; alcoholic beverages and tobacco, restaurants and hotels equally by 0,7 %; education by 0,5 %;  furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance by 0,3 %. Prices of clothing and footwear decreased by 1,5 %. Prices of communications remained unchanged.

A price rise in food by 2,1 % was affected by higher prices of fruit by 9 %; oils and fats by 4,1 %; meat by 2,4 %; vegetables (including potatoes) by 1,8 %; food products n.e.c. by 1,4 %; milk, cheese and eggs by 1,2 %; bread and cereals; sugar, jam, honey, syrups, chocolates and confectionary equally by 0,8 %; fish by 0,2 %. Prices of non-alcoholic beverages increased by 3,2 % (prices of mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages and juices increased by 5,7 %; prices of coffee, tea and cocoa decreased by 0,2 %).

Higher prices of fruit were caused by cut in prices of table grapes by 28,1 %, tangerines by 15,8 %, bananas by 15,5 %, lemons by 13,1 %, kiwi by 0,5 %. Prices of apples dropped by 3,9 %, oranges by 3,7 %. Higher prices of meat were affected by a price rise in sausages by 3,2 %, pork meat, poultry equally by 2,3 %, beef meat by 0,5 %. Higher prices of vegetables were affected by a price increase in pepper by 11,9 %, carrot, tomatoes equally by 5,7 %, cauliflower by 2,4 %, parsley by 2 %. Prices of celery decreased by 10,5 %, onion by 6,7 %, white cabbage by 5,5 %, potatoes by 3,7 %, garlic by 1,5 %, salad cucumbers by 1,3 %.

Higher prices in the division of alcoholic beverages and tobacco were caused by a growth in prices of alcoholic beverages by 1,3 % (prices of spirits rose by 3,2 %, wine by 2 %, prices of beer decreased by 1 %). Prices of tobacco remained unchanged.

Lower prices in the division of clothing and footwear were affected by a fall in prices of footwear by 2,1 %; clothing by 1,3 %.

A price increase in the division of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels were affected by higher prices of refuse collection by 12 %; electricity by 8,8 %; gas by 1,5 %;  services for regular maintenance and repair of the dwelling by 0,5 %; materials for maintenance and repair of the dwelling by 0,4 %; other services related to the dwelling by 0,3 %; sewage collection; heat energy equally by 0,2 %; actual rentals paid by tenants; imputed rentals of owner-occupiers; water supply equally by 0,1 %. Prices of solid fuels decreased by 0,5 %.

Higher prices in the division of furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance were affected by a rise in prices of goods and services for routine household maintenance by 0,6 %; furniture and furnishings, carpets and other floor coverings by 0,5 %; household appliances; tools and equipment for house and garden equally by 0,1 %. Prices of glassware, tableware and household utensils decreased by 0,3 %; household textiles by 0,1 %.

A price increase in the health division were affected by higher prices of medical products, medical appliances and equipment (pharmaceutical products by 0,9 %, therapeutic appliances and equipment by 0,7 %, other medical products by 0,2 %); hospital services equally by 0,9 %; outpatient services by 0,4 % (prices of medical services rose by 0,7 %, dental services by 0,5 %; prices of middle medical staff services – thermal bath decreased by 0,4 %).

A price growth in  transport was caused by higher prices of purchase of transport equipment by 4,5 %; transport service activities by 1,9 % % (prices of passenger transport by air increased by 22,3 %, other purchase transport service activities by 1,4 %; prices of passenger transport by road decreased by 0,1 %);  operation of personal transport equipment by 0,4 % (other service activities relating to passenger transport equipment by 1,1 %, maintenance and repair by 0,8 %, spare parts and accessories by 0,5 %, fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment by 0,3 %).

In the division of communication, prices of postal and telephone services were unchanged. Prices of telephone equipment rose by 0,4 %.

Higher prices in the division of recreation and culture were affected by a price rise of newspapers, books and stationery by 3,1 %;  package holidays by 1 %; audiovisual and photographic technology; other recreational items and equipment for gardens and pets equally by 0,2 %. Prices of recreational services and culture decreased by 0,2 %; other major durables for recreation and culture-musical instruments by 0,1 %.

Higher prices in the education division were due to a price increase of pre-primary, primary education by 1,4 % (fee for children school club by 2,8 %, fee in kindergarten by 0,9 %); education not definable by level by 0,1 % (fee for language course by 0,3 %). Prices of secondary, tertiary education remained unchanged.

A price rise in the division of restaurants and hotels was influenced by an increase in prices of catering services by 0,8 % (payment for meals in canteens for pensioners by 2,2 %, in restaurants and cafes by 0,9 %, in canteens by 0,5 %); accommodation services by 0,4 %.

Higher prices in the division of miscellaneous goods and services were affected by a price rise of insurance by 3,5 % (prices of insurance related to transport increased by 5,7 %, prices of insurance related to health decreased by 1,2 %); social protection by 1,4 % (payment in day care centers by 2,6 %, payment on nursing services by 2,1 %, payment in social service facilities by 1,2 %, payment in day nursery by 1,1 %); personal care by 0,7 %; other services n.e.c. by 0,5 % (fee for a dog by 0,9 %); personal effects n.e.c. by 0,4 %; financial services n.e.c. by 0,2 % (financial services provided by banks by 0,2 %).

In January 2020 compared with January 2019, consumer prices increased by 3 % in total.

Prices increased in the divisions of transport by 5,6 %; education by 4,9 %; food and non-alcoholic beverages by 4,4 %; miscellaneous goods and services by 3,2 %; recreation and culture by 2,9 %; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels by 2,8 %; communications by 2,1 %; restaurants and hotels by 2 %; alcoholic beverages and tobacco by 1,9 %; furniture and furnishings  and routine household maintenance by 1,7 %; health by 1,4 %, clothing and footwear by 1 %.

In January 2020 compared with December 2019, index of consumer prices increased in households of employees by 1,1 %, in households of pensioners by 1,3 % and in low-income households by 1,2 %.

In January 2020, index of consumer prices year-on-year increased in households of employees by 3 %, households of  pensioners by 3,2 % and in low-income households by 3,1 %.


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