Published on: 11 December 2018

Prices increased by 3.1% in November

Consumer prices were 3.1% higher on average in November 2018 than a year earlier. Significant price increases were measured over the past year for alcoholic beverages and tobacco as well as food.

In November 2018 compared to November 2017:

Food prices rose by 4.5%, within which the price of seasonal food items (potatoes, fresh vegetables and fruits) became 19.6%, flour prices 10.1% and the price of bread 5.4% higher and sugar prices 16.2% lower. The price of alcoholic beverages and tobacco increased by 4.6% on average, within which tobacco prices by 6.2%. Electricity, gas and other fuels turned 1.2%, within which butane and propane gas 11.6% and firewood 8.3% more expensive. Consumers paid 7.2% more for motor fuels.

In November 2018 compared to October 2018:

Consumer prices decreased by 0.3% on average. Food prices rose by 0.3%, within which flour became 3.3%, cheese 2.1%, bread 1.2% and pork 0.9% more expensive, while edible oil 2.4%, chocolate and cocoa 1.8% and sugar 1.3% cheaper. Clothing and footwear cost 1.1% more for consumers. The price of electricity, gas and other fuels was up by 0.1%, within which butane and propane gas prices by 0.6% and the price of firewood by 0.5%. Consumers paid 0.3% less for services and 4.7% less for motor fuels.

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

Consumer prices increased by 2.8% on average.

Consumer price indices, November 2018


Denomination Previous month = 100.0 Corresponding month of previous year = 100.0
Consumer price index99.7103.1
Harmonised consumer price index99.7103.2
Core inflation (seasonally adjusted)100.2102.6
Consumer price index for pensioners99.8102.9