Published on: 9 May 2019

Prices increased by 3.9% in April

Consumer prices were 3.9% higher on average in April 2019 than a year earlier. Significant price rises were measured over the past year for alcoholic beverages and tobacco as well as food.

In April 2019 compared to April 2018:

Food prices were up by 5.2%, within which the price of seasonal food items (potatoes, fresh vegetables and fruits) became 20.3%, flour prices 11.2%, the price of rolls 9.7% and bread prices 8.0% higher, while the price of eggs 8.5%, milk prices 6.2% and the price of sugar 3.6% lower. The price of alcoholic beverages and tobacco rose by 8.5% on average, within which tobacco prices by 12.7%. Consumers paid 3.0% more for services, within which 12.0% more for the repairs and maintenance of dwellings and 6.1% more for recreational services. Motor fuels became 6.9% more expensive.

In April 2019 compared to March 2019:

Consumer prices increased by 0.9% on average. Food prices were up by 0.5%, within which seasonal food items cost 3.2%, other meat preparations 2.2%, pork 1.6% and bread 1.2% more, while edible oil 1.9% and eggs as well as cheese 1.2% less for consumers. Clothing and footwear became 2.1%, alcoholic beverages and tobacco 0.7% and, within this latter, tobacco 1.6% more expensive. Services prices increased by 0.5%, within which 3.6% more was paid for recreational services. The price of motor fuels became 5.9% higher.

In January–April 2019 compared to the same period of the previous year:

Consumer prices went up by 3.4% on average.

Consumer price indices, April 2019


Denomination Previous month = 100.0 Corresponding month of previous year = 100.0
Consumer price index100.9103.9
Harmonised consumer price index100.9103.9
Core inflation (seasonally adjusted)100.3103.8
Consumer price index for pensioners100.7103.7