The monthly inflation in April 2020 was -0.6%

The consumer price index in April 2020 compared to March 2020 was 99.4%, i.e. the monthly inflation was -0.6%. The inflation rate since the beginning of the year (April 2020 compared to December 2019) has been -0.3% and the annual inflation in April 2020 compared to April 2019 was 1.8% . The annual average inflation, measured by CPI, in the last 12 months (May 2019 - April 2020) compared to the previous 12 months (May 2018 - April 2019) was 3.0%.

In April 2020 compared to the previous month the prices of goods and services in the main consumer groups changed as follows:
• Food and non-alcoholic beverages - an increase of  0.9%;
• Alcoholic beverages and tobacco - an increase of  0.1%;
• Clothing and footwear - an increase of  6.3%;
• Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels - a decrease of  2.1%;
• Furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house - a decrease of  0.1%;
• Health - an increase of  0.3%;
• Transport - a decrease of  6.8%;
• Communications - a decrease of  0.2%;
• Recreation and culture - a decrease of  3.6%;
• Education - the prices remained at the level of the previous month;
• Restaurants and hotels - an increase of  0.1%;
• Miscellaneous goods and service - an increase of  0.5%.


Source: National Statistical Institute


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