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Inflation – consumer price indices for selected social groups in February 2024
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Inflation – consumer price indices for selected social groups in February 2024

Last update: 26.03.2024
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Publisher: Statistical Office of the SR
Topic: Macroeconomic statistics
Domain: Consumer prices and prices of production statistics
Publish Date: 26.03.2024

Inflation in households of pensioners declined to 2.8%

Consumer prices of goods and services increased by 0.5% in February compared to January, and the total inflation reached year-on-year 3.4%.

In the households of selected social groups of the population, consumer prices increased month-on-month by 0.5% in households of employees, by 0.6% in low-income households and by 0.4% in the households of pensioners.

Year-on-year, consumer prices rose by 3.5% in households of employees (by 3.8% since the beginning of the year), by 3.3% in low-income households (by 3.6% since the beginning of the year) and by 2.8% in households of pensioners (by 3.1% since the beginning of the year).

Published types of inflation

The Statistical Office of the SR publishes two types of inflation:

  • development of consumer prices based on national methodology – Inflation – Consumer Price Indices (the English abbreviation CPI - Consumer Price Index is used)
  • development of consumer prices based on internationally harmonized EU methodology - Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP - Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices)

National inflation (CPI)

Prices are monitored on the consumer basket, which consists of selected types of goods and services classified into 12 divisions, 44 groups and 102 classes according to the COICOP classification. Prices are surveyed throughout the territory of the SR.

The published reference data are for all types of consumers, including specific social groups – households of employees, pensioners and low-income households. Pensioner inflation expresses the change in consumer prices for pensioner households. The difference between general and pension inflation is in the weights of goods and services in the consumer basket (COICOP). Detailed data broken down by social groups of the population is published approximately ten days after the CPI in the DATAcube. database section: 2. 3. 1. 1 - Consumer price indices

Consumer basket - structure of household expenditures

The Statistical Office annually revises the weights of expenditure items in the structure of the consumer basket. The consumer basket valid for the year 2024 presents the structure of household expenses according to individual social groups. It indicates how much the household spends on specific expenditure groups of products and services in everyday life.

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