Published on: 9 October 2018

Prices increased by 3.6% in September

Consumer prices were 3.6% higher on average in September 2018 than a year earlier. Significant price increases were measured over the past year for motor fuels and tobacco.

In September 2018 compared to September 2017:

Food prices rose by 4.6%, within which the price of seasonal food items (potatoes, fresh vegetables and fruits) became 21.2%, flour prices 7.8% and the price of eggs 7.0% higher and sugar prices 22.7% lower. The price of alcoholic beverages and tobacco was up by 5.1% and that of services by 1.8% on average. Electricity, gas and other fuels turned 1.5%, within which firewood 12.1% and butane and propane gas 11.2% more expensive. Consumers paid 14.9% more for motor fuels.

In September 2018 compared to August 2018:

Consumer prices were up by 0.3% on average. Food prices rose by 0.5%, within which flour became 3.9%, seasonal food items 1.6%, milk 0.8%, poultry meat 0.7% and pork 0.6% more expensive, while chocolate and cocoa became 1.8% cheaper. Clothing and footwear cost 2.1% more for consumers due to seasonal changes. The price of alcoholic beverages and tobacco increased by 0.7%, dominantly due to an increase in tobacco excise duty. Electricity, gas and other fuels became 0.3%, within which firewood 2.7% and butane and propane gas 1.4% more expensive. Consumers paid 1.3% more for motor fuels. The price of services was lowered by 0.4%, within which that of recreational services by 4.7% following the closing of the summer high season.

In January–September 2018 compared to the same period of the previous year:

Consumer prices increased by 2.7% on average.

Consumer price indices, September 2018


Denomination Previous month=100.0 Corresponding month of previous year=100.0
Consumer price index100.3103.6
Harmonised consumer price index100.3103.7
Core inflation (seasonally adjusted)100.3102.4
Consumer price index for pensioners100.3103.3